A Los Angeles hospital director was arrested after allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday
Guido Germano, 59, of Santa Monica has been accused of distributing child pornography videos using peer-to-peer software and downloading them onto his personal computer at his home, a news release from the DA’s office said, citing Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the cyber crime division.
He works as the Division of Artificial Intelligence Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles. He also was on the editorial board of three medical journals, KTLA reported, citing a recently removed biography from Cedars-Sinai’s website.
Germano faces one felony count of distribution of obscene matter and possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. He was released on bond and is due back for arraignment Thursday at Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Santa Monica Sun reported.
Germano was on the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology board in 2012 and worked as a fellow for the American Heart Association in 2001, according to the hospital bio. He will serve a possible maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted on the charges against him. The hospital has not publicly commented on Germano’s arrest.