Dr. Michael Mizrachy Detained on Federal Child Pornography Possession Charge
In a hearing held on Monday, March 1, 2021, Dr. Michael Mizrachy, a pediatrician in Broward County, was ordered pre-trial detention and is to remain in custody without bond pending his federal trial on federal child pornography charges. If convicted on the federal charge, Mizrachy faces up to 20 years in prison. Mizrachy also faces a pending state criminal case in connection with the alleged conduct.
In June 2020, investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) were sent a tip alleging that Dr. Mizrachy, then employed at West Broward Pediatrics, may be in possession of and possibly distributing child pornography. Mizrachy has been a licensed 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.
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.
Attorney Adam Horowitz continues to advocate for the Florida Department of Heath to restrict the professional licenses of health care professionals when they are accused of sexual crimes. Allowing such practitioners access to patients needlessly endangers the public.
If you or someone you know was subject to sexual abuse or other sexual misconduct by a pediatrician or other health care professional, 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@adamhorowitzl