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Well-regarded Johnson County pediatric neurologist charged with attempted production of child pornography

Posted at 10:25 PM, Nov 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-18 06:53:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dr. Brian Aalbers, DO, a pediatric neurology specialist, is charged in federal court complaint with one count of attempted production of child pornography.

Court documents stated that Oct. 23, 2023, Kansas City, Missouri, police officers were sent to meet a reporting party who said he located hidden video cameras. The location of where the officers were sent and other details were blacked out in a court document.

Aalbers arrived at the scene, but did not provide a statement, according to the court document.

The person who reported the hidden video cameras contacted KCMO police about text messages he received from Aalbers.

Officers found Aalbers in a Lenexa hotel and took him to Advent Health for voluntary treatment, the document states.

The hospital security staff took a backpack from Aalbers that contained laptop computers, iPad tablets and a cell phone.

Aalbers did not have access to the devices while in the facility and asked a friend to get his backpack.

According to the court document, Aalbers asked that person to destroy the devices because there was "bad stuff" on them.

In November, a forensic examiner told investigators there over 20,000 videos found on a MacBook Pro.

The videos were from December 2020 to October 2023.

In addition, the forensic examiner "noted that approximately 10-12 additional minor victims were captured in the video recordings."

Aalbers is back in court for preliminary and detention hearings on Nov. 21 in federal court in KCMO.