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Pediatrician seeks shorter sentence in child porn case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography is citing a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lower sentence.

Prosecutors are calling for a four-year sentence for Christopher Pelloski, former director of Ohio State University's pediatric cancer radiation program. His sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

Attorneys for Pelloski arguing for a lighter sentence say he compensated for his childhood by becoming an overachiever but also dealt with stress by abusing alcohol.

Federal prosecutors say Pelloski's conduct went back several years and involved disturbing images.

Pelloski pleaded guilty last year to a single count of accessing digital files intending to view child pornography. A criminal complaint accused him of downloading child pornography, including videos and photos.

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