Broward pediatrician arrested for child porn will now face federal charges

Mizrachy also wants to treat patients virtually while awaiting trial

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A South Florida pediatrician arrested for child porn will be facing federal charges instead of state.

Doctor Michael Mizrachy was arrested in January and has been ordered to stay away from children.

On Friday, Mizrachy was arrested by federal agents while making an appearance in Broward Circuit Court, according to the Miami Herald.

He pleaded not guilty and posted $30,000 bond, and was later released from the Broward County Main Jail.

Federal child porn charges can carry longer prison sentences than state charges for similar offenses.

Mizrachy is also pushing to treat patients online while awaiting trial.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Mizrachy’s lawyer said there is software his client can use that will block pornographic content while he cares for patients with virtual visits.

Mizrachy is licensed to practice medicine with the State of Florida.

It is not known when a judge will rule on this new request.

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