Former Broward pediatrician facing child porn charges will remain behind bars until trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida pediatrician facing child pornography charges has been jailed yet again.

Michael Mizrachy, 49, of Parkland, was arrested in January and is now facing federal charges.

According to a federal criminal complaint affidavit, the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cyber tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children in June 2020 regarding the doctor, who was accused of uploading files depicting child pornography to an email account.

Authorities said a video of a prepubescent child being sexually abused was among the files uploaded.

Authorities eventually executed a search warrant at Mizrachy’s home in Parkland, where “law enforcement officers obtained evidence that Mizrachy used an instant messenger application to obtain child pornography and communicate with minors  about sex,” a news release from U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan stated.

Mizrachy was initially charged in a Broward Circuit Court but was recently re-arrested by federal agents during a hearing.

On Monday, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Mizrachy would be “held without bond pending trial on a federal charge of possession of child pornography.”

Mizrachy had initially posted a $30,000 bond after pleading not guilty.

If convicted, he will face up to 20 years in prison.

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