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Uptown plastic surgeon arrested for alleged child porn possession

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi (FOX 8 Photo) Dr. Alireza Sadeghi (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A prominent plastic surgeon was arrested inside an Orleans Parish courtroom Monday just before his bond hearing in a rape case.

Prosecutors said Dr. Alireza Sadeghi had lewd photos of children and some of his patients on his cell phone.

Sadeghi had nothing to say as he walked out of jail after posting bond. Sadeghi was indicted last week on charges of forcible rape and video voyeurism. When he showed up at Criminal District Court for a bond reduction hearing, an assistant district attorney ordered officers to arrest him immediately.

Judge Laurie white, who was not yet on the bench when it happened, was upset. She chastised the ADA for delaying the court.

After his arrest Sadeghi was booked, and hours later brought back into court for his bond hearing. At that time the ADA told the judge that a search warrant was served at the doctor’s home and his personal cell phone was seized.

The ADA said investigators found nude pictures of patients and nude photos of children, some of them posing with animals.

The judge pointed out that the doctor had been arrested but not formally charged with child pornography, and she reduced his bond from $2 million to $200,000.

The doctor remains free on bond. His next court date is May 31.

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