Keller Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Dr. Richard Keller, former Medical Director at Isham Health Center, pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving and one count of possessing child pornography in a court hearing on Monday, November 5. Keller is likely to face a sentence of five years and three months to six-and-a-half years, according to [“The Eagle-Tribune.”](

Keller pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a plea bargain, acknowledging that he had purchased child pornography from a Canadian company and had some of it sent to Isham. Also, as part of the plea bargain, Keller admitted that he has had a sexual interest in adolescents since the 1970s and has viewed child pornography on the internet, according to “The Eagle-Tribune.”

Keller was arrested on September 13, 2012 and charged with receipt and possession of child pornography, according to [a previous article in _The Phillipian_](

Investigators found over 100 DVDs of child pornography and over 500 explicit photos of boys in Keller’s home, some of which were delivered to Isham, according to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office at the time of Keller’s arrest.

Keller’s sentencing has been scheduled for February 27, 2014, according to “The Eagle-Tribune.”

A plea bargain is a negotiation between the defendant and the prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty to all or some of the charges in return for concessions from the prosecutor.