Child porn doctor faces second assault charge

Public prosecutors in Mechelen now suspect a pediatrician of a second assault on a child. The doctor was arrested in September and already stands accused of assaulting a minor during a holiday camp.

Prosecutors also believe he had child pornography in his possession.

Police raided the home and surgery of the 51-year-old pediatrician at Antwerp University Hospital and found images of child pornography.

In recent days fresh allegations against the doctor have surfaced, but prosecutors have been wary of making any further statements. Mechelen prosecutors have asked other victims to come forward and share information with them.