Denver doctor in federal custody after being arrested on child pornography charges

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DENVER -- A Denver doctor was charged with transportation of child pornography, the U.S. attorney for the district of Colorado announced Tuesday.

The U.S. attorney's office worked with the FBI's Denver Division to arrest 31-year-old Justin Bowen Neisler. He was taken into custody without incident on March 13.

Through a search warrant, the FBI learned from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone using an IP address associated with Neisler's physical address uploaded sexually explicit videos and/or photos of children onto social media.

Neisler was arrested after a search of his Cherry Creek apartment. A search-and-seizure warrant shows authorities found several cameras and digital storage devices in Neisler's unit and confiscated them.

"The investigation is ongoing into the alleged offense and other federal criminal child exploitation offenses, including the production of child pornography," a statement from the U.S. attorney's office said.

Neisler has been licensed to practice medicine in Colorado and Georgia since 2016. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Neisler has been affiliated with Centura Health and HCA-HealthONE. He practiced family medicine.

According to Centura Health, Neisler worked at the Family Residency Program at St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th Clinic in Westminster. Centura said Neisler was terminated when the company learned of his arrest.

The U.S. attorney's office said that if Neisler is convicted, he faces between five and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Neisler will remain detained while awaiting further legal proceedings.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call 303-629-7171 (ext. 1) or email denvermd@fbi.gov.

Centura Health sent FOX31 and Channel 2 the following statement shortly after this story was published Tuesday afternoon:

"We are deeply disturbed and saddened that one of our former physicians in our Family Residency Program at St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th Clinic, Dr. Justin Neisler, has been charged with crimes related to transportation of child pornography. Upon learning of his arrest by the FBI, his employment was terminated. We are troubled by these allegations which are in stark contrast to our mission and core values. There is simply no place for any behavior that exploits children in our community, or for any individual that circumvents the systems and processes we have in place to ensure their safety. Since the first notification from the FBI, we have been working with law enforcement, so they can conduct a thorough criminal investigation.  Due to the stage of the FBI’s ongoing criminal investigation we have been provided very limited information to date. The health and safety of our patients is our number one priority and we are focused at this time on notifying all patients who may have interacted with this former resident. We have also engaged a third-party to conduct a thorough review of the systems and processes in all our graduate medical education programs. We know there are many questions about law enforcement’s investigation, and therefore refer you to the FBI for any additional questions. Anyone having information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact the FBI by sending an email to DENVERMD@FBI.GOV or by calling 303-629-7171 x 1."

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