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Long Beach Physician Arrested for Sending a Sexually Explicit Image to Officer Posing as Teen

Long Beach Physician Arrested for Sending a Sexually Explicit Image to Officer Posing as Teen

LONG BEACH – A physician, who was working in Long Beach as a resident physician was arrested on Wednesday for sending a sexually explicit image to an officer posting as a 16-year-old girl.

The disturbing incident occurred online when the officers were seeking out sexual predators in an attempt to protect juveniles and stop potential offenders before further communication and/or meetings with the juveniles take place. Jonathon Ellis, 35, of Long Beach, who studied medicine in Henderson Nevada was arrested at around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Authorities have not released where Ellis was practicing medicine.

Although Ellis was released on $85,000 bail on Wednesday evening he is facing four felony counts of distributing or showing pornography to a minor and one misdemeanor count of arranging a meeting with a minor for a lewd purpose. Ellis is scheduled to appear at the Downtown Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Authorities believe that there may be additional victims. Anyone with additional information should contact (877) LAPD-24-7 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS.

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