Showing posts with label Austin Smiles Dentistry. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Austin Smiles Dentist Arrested For Possession Of Child Porn: 400 Images Found On Computer

McCarty’s dental practice is not affiliated with the nonprofit Austin Smiles organization.

Austin Market Examiner
John Egan 

MichaelMcCarthyMugshotAustin dentist Dr. Michael [P.] McCarty has been arrested after authorities found child pornography at his home and office, the
Texas Attorney General’s Office said March 4.

The investigation started after the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received a tip that an Internet user had illegally
uploaded child pornography images to an online group. Authorities allege that in November and December 2010, the 64-year-old McCarty used e-mail accounts registered under this name to upload nearly 400 images of young boys engaged in sexual activity.

While searching McCarty’s dental practice in Northwest Austin – Austin Smiles Dentistry – and his home in Northwest Austin, members of the attorney general’s Cyber Crimes Unit found images of child pornography on his personal laptop and his work computer. A search of McCarty’s briefcase uncovered CDs with images and movies containing child pornography, authorities said.

Several times, McCarty has been named a “Texas Monthly Super Dentist” as part of a special advertising section in the magazine.

Under Texas law, possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony. If convicted,