South Florida Pediatrician Faces Criminal Charges for Possession of Child Sex Images

Dr. Michael Mizrachy Faces

 Charges for Possession of Child Sex Images

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Dr. Michael Mizrachy, a pediatrician in Broward County, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of sexual performance by a child and one count of  Solicitation via Computer. In June 2020, investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) were sent a tip alleging that Dr. Mizrachy of West Broward Pediatrics may be in possession of and possibly distributing child pornography.  Mizrachy has been licensed as pediatrician in Florida since 2000.  He last worked for West Broward Pediatrics. At a preliminary hearing, Mizrachy was ordered not to have contact with minors.

According to a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office, the detectives found a video depicting child pornography. “In addition to the initial video described in the tip, detectives located several photos depicting what appear to be young children in their bathing suits, underwear or shorts in which none of the children appear to be aware the photos were being taken,” the statement said.

In October 2020, detectives obtained a search warrant for Mizrachy’s home in Parkland. They discovered that Dr. Mizrachy used an app, KIK, to chat with a child who was 15 years old and that the chats included sexually explicit photographs. Further investigation revealed that the other photos of the children located within Mizrachy’s accounts were of his daughters’ friends at his home. These photos included the children’s clothed private parts. Most of the children appeared to be between the ages of 13 and 15, and one of them was ten years old.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted by a physician or at a doctor’s office or hospital, it is important to have experienced legal counsel. We are experienced in handling cases involving sexual assault by doctors and other medical personnel. If you have been a victim of sexual assault by a doctor in a hospital or medical office, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com