Woodstock, Ont. doctor arrested on child pornography charges | Globalnews.ca

On Monday, Woodstock, Ont., police arrested a local doctor wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant on child pornography charges.

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Canada-wide warrant issued for Woodstock, Ont. doctor in child porn investigation

Dr. Robert Stern, 58, of Woodstock has been charged with possessing, distributing and accessing child pornography.

Stern was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

On July 27, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for Stern after police executed a search warrant on a home earlier that month.

Stern began practising as a family physician in Woodstock in 1991 and previously served as the president of the Oxford County medical society for more than 20 years.

Last month, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario confirmed that Stern is no longer practising medicine.

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“The Woodstock Police Service has received a number of concerns (from) past patients,” said Const. Shaylen Jackson. “At this time, the Woodstock Police Service doesn’t have any suspicions that his patients were ever victims. If they were, we strongly encourage that they come forward and share that information with us.”

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