BROWARD (CBSMiami) – A pediatrician in Broward County is under arrest, charged with child pornography.
Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office have been investigating Dr. Michael Mizrachy since June.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Seeing COVID Rates 5 Times Higher Than Summer Delta Surge
Mizrachy, 49, lives in Parkland.
BSO said it acted on a tip and found a video that appears to show a child, between the ages of eight and 10 years of age, having sexual intercourse with an adult male.
In addition to the video, detectives reportedly found several photos depicting what appear to be young children in their bathing suits, underwear, or shorts. The sheriff’s office said none of the children appear to be aware the photos were being taken.READ MORE: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Sworn Into Congress
“Through the execution of the search warrant detectives learned that Mizrachy used an app, known as KIK, to chat with a child who was 15 at the time. The chats included sexually explicit photographs that were shared from the child,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.
Investigators also reportedly found other images of children within Mizrachy’s accounts that were of his daughters’ friends at his residence. These images included the children’s clothed private parts, according to the sheriff’s office.
Most of the children appeared to be between the ages of 13 and 15. One was confirmed to be 10 years old, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Mizrachy faces two counts of possession of sexual performance by a child and one count of computer pornography.MORE NEWS: Cleveland Browns DT Malik McDowell Bonds Out After Being Arrested In South Florida On Public Exposure Charge
Detectives are asking anyone who believes their child may have been a victim to call BSO at (954) 321-4800 or Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.