Nationally recognized psychologist arrested; admitted to downloading child pornography
October 18, 2010
West Bloomfield, Michigan: A child psychologist and one of the nation's experts on issues affecting the Asperger's community and in particular, teen bullying, has been accused of downloading child pornography.
Dr. Nicolas Dubin of West Bloomfield was charged with knowingly receiving and disturbing child pornography and knowingly possessing child pornography.
Dubin is best known for touring the nation and giving motivational speeches about bullies and problems associated with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, which he himself has.
Despite the having Asperger's syndrome, Dubin went on to become a psychologist and has sold numerous books, CD's and audio tapes about the syndrome.
But the FBI said Dubin has another, more cynical, passion: child pornography.
Federal agents said they found dozens of pornographic images and videos of male children, between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, exposing their genitals on Dubin's computer.
Dubin admitted that he had been illegally downloading the pornographic images from Limewire for "several years" according to a criminal complaint.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the pieces of evidence seized from Dubin's computer includes a disturbing video of a naked pubescent boy sitting on a bed performing oral sex on an adult male while another young boy fondles him.
Federal agents found the pornographic images and videos on Limewire and subpoenaed Comcast to see who was downloading them.
The subpoena traced the Comcast account to Dubin's home on Lone Pine Road.
The criminal complaint said that Dubin admitted to federal agents that he was aware that downloading child pornography was illegal.
Dubin was charged and posted bond pending trial.
Source: "Psychologist charged in child porn case," WDIV-TV, October 15, 2010.
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