Arrests Child Pornography
David S. Kennedy pediatrician mug Mugshot/Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

David S. Kennedy, 48, of Pennsburg.

November 30, 2016

Authorities: Montgomery County pediatrician arrested on child porn charges

A Montgomery County pediatrician was arrested for allegedly possessing images of child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

Dr. David S. Kennedy, 48, of Pennsburg, was charged with five counts of sexual abuse of children and criminal use of a communications facility, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Upper Perkiomen Police Chief Michael S. Devlin announced. Kennedy is a physician at Personal Care Pediatrics in Pennsburg.

According to prosecutors, a nurse practitioner at the medical practice alerted police Monday after she discovered sexually graphic photos, allegedly of children, on a company-owned cell phone. She had been issued the phone to handle the practice's after-hours calls during the Thanksgiving holiday. Investigators determined the images belonged to Kennedy.

Later that day, Kennedy was taken into police custody. He was arraigned and bail was set at $250,000, which he failed to post. He was sent to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368.