Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pediatric Therapist Michael Toal Faces Kiddy Porn Charges

Missouri--A former pediatric therapist has been arrested after he allegedly produced and attempted to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

Michael D. Toal, 55, first caught the eye of investigators last summer after members of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force identified an IP address associated with the suspect that had been downloading child pornography over a p2p network.

Using the proper legal channels, investigators acquired enough information on that IP which ultimately led them to Mr. Toal.

Court records state a confronted Toal admitted to agents that he indeed had a sexual interest in children and at one point had even produced child pornography.

Toal has since admitted that he “inappropriately touched” a minor as well as an adult patient while working as a respiratory therapist at the University of Kansas Medical Center, according to The Kansas City Star.

The Associated Press writes that Toal had even sexually abused an 8-year-old while babysitting the child at his home in Kansas City.

The now divorced "proud parent" also reportedly served as a volunteer for an agency that advocates for neglected and abused children.

A list of his extensive credentials can be found on the social networking website LinkedIn.

Besides his above Myspace profile, Toal maintained an active Facebook account found here.


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