Jury finds chiropractor guilty of downloading child porn

DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) — A Delaware County jury found a local doctor guilty of downloading child porn.

Chiropractor Dr. David Ryan, 57, was charged after an email loaded with child pornography was sent from his account to his own email address tipping off his provider and sending investigators to searched his home and office.

NBC4’s Rick Reitzel talked to those involved in the trial.

Dr. Ryan told jurors one of his neighbors was sneaking into his home over a four year period, and downloading the child porn, the jury didn’t believe him.

“It was probably one of the more ridiculous things said in the 100 years in this building, and I absolutely believe that. I never heard of the idea a random sex offender neighbor is sneaking into someone’s house over a four year period and downloading child porn,” said Mark Sleeper, one of two Assistant Delaware County Prosecutors who tried Ryan.

Doctor Ryan and his family could be heard weeping as Delaware County Judge Everett Krueger read guilty verdicts on all 80 counts.

His family wouldn’t speak afterward, but Ryan’s attorney did.

“It does surprise me – it disappoints me, but for right now that is all I can say,” Attorney Jeff Blosser said.

Detective Jason Campbell, an Investigator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, ICAC said the children in the pornography Ryan had are very young.

“It wasn’t even close to being teenage girls. We are talking prepubescent young children,” Campbell said. Some are surprised a doctor was convicted of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor. “It is unfortunate, but it spans all social and economic climates,” he said.

Dr. Ryan will be sentenced on December 11th and the Assistant Prosecutor said he will be notifying the medical board of Ryan’s conviction.

Ryan could receive anywhere from Community Control, to two to eight years in prison on each of the 80 counts. He is being held in the Delaware County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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