Florida therapist convicted of distributing child pornography
February 19, 2014
On February 12, 2014, Florida marriage & family therapist Jonathan Roberto Alvarez pleaded
guilty to distribution of child pornography.
According to a "Statement of Facts" signed by Alvarez, he used the screen name "herekiddykiddy" on an internet account to share and distribute images of children engaged in sexually explicit activity, including one involving a child as young as five years old.
Alvarez faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, a lifetime
of supervised release and $250,000.00 in fines.
The Florida Department of Health as filed an administrative complaint against him,
alleging that he is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients. The state Surgeon Geneneral previously suspended Alvarez's license on an emergency basis in this matter.
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