HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut pediatrician has been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.
Todd Parrilla of Stonington was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. He also was fined $10,000 and will face lifetime supervised release after his prison term.
The 49-year-old doctor pleaded guilty in June to receipt and distribution of child pornography. He had a pediatric practice in southeastern Connecticut. Prosecutors said there was no evidence he had abused children or that any of his patients were among the images.
Parrilla was arrested last year. Authorities said they found images he had posted on a filing-sharing Internet site, and later found more than 100,000 images and more than 10,000 videos depicting child pornography on his home computer equipment.
Parrilla's attorney has said he's ``intensely remorseful'' and committed to treatment.