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.”](http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x934972258/Andover-doctor-pleads-guilty-to-child-porn)
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_](http://www.phillipian.net/articles/2012/09/13/dr-richard-keller-former-medical-director-arrested-child-porn-allegations).
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.