Mashpee Police Arrest Retired Pediatrician; Child Pornography Charges Reported

Mashpee police lead pediatrician Dr. Daniel J. O'Hern out of a Lowell road condominium unit.
GENE MARCHAND/ENTERPRISE - Mashpee police lead pediatrician Dr. Daniel J. O'Hern out of a Lowell road condominium unit.

UPDATED: June 24, 2014, at 3:47 PM

A retired pediatrician was arrested this morning, June 24, in Mashpee.

A spokesman for the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston identified the pediatrician as Dr. Daniel J. O’Hern.

The spokesman did not disclose the federal charges being filed against Dr. O’Hern, but Boston television station WHDH is reporting that the charges are related to child pornography.

Mashpee Police Department, along with assistance from the Barnstable Police Department and the United States Postal Service, executed a search warrant early this morning at the Quashnet Valley Condominium complex on Lowell Road, where they arrested Dr. O’Hern.

The Town of Mashpee assessor’s database shows that Dr. O’Hern, 64, purchased the condominium unit in September 2012.

An article published in the Hudson Valley Parent Magazine reported in 2012 that he was the author of a book entitled “Common Sense Pediatrics for Parents,” and that he practiced in Middletown, New York, for 30 years.

Mark Trocino, director of marketing and public relations at Crystal Run Healthcare, where Dr. O’Hern practiced in Middletown, declined to comment on the arrest.

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Major Investigation At Mashpee Condominium Complex

Mashpee Police Chief Rodney C. Collins has confirmed that a search warrant was executed at Quashnet Valley Condominiums on Lowell Road this morning, June 24.

Mashpee police were assisted by the Barnstable Police Department and officials from the United States Postal Service. 

An individual has been placed in custody, and there is no threat to public safety, Chief Collins said.

An Enterprise photographer reported that several boxes and a large screen television were removed from the condominium shortly before 11 AM, followed by an unidentified man being led out of the residence in handcuffs.

Additional information regarding the investigation is expected to be released soon by the United States Attorney's Office in Boston.

Updates to this breaking news story will be posted on CapeNews.net  as they become available.

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