Multiple agencies investigated Wayne County doctor, never charged him
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Rochester area doctor accused of having more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography was in federal court Friday morning.
David Blasczak is accused of receiving and possessing child pornography, according to federal prosecutors. He exchanged a few words with the judge, who gave him time to find a lawyer to represent him.
He will appear in court again next week.
Blasczak is a doctor who practiced medicine at the Clyde Family Health Center through Finger Lakes Health. Blasczak is accused of taking photos of at least eight child patients at his practice, paying their parents and telling them it was for medical research purposes.
Prosecutors said Blasczak is also accused of making several purchases from a website associated with child pornography. A search of his home Thursday turned up more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography.
Blasczak admitted to downloading child pornography from the online site and paid $100 per file.
Prosecutors say each purchase contained thousands of images or videos.
Finger Lakes Health released a statement Friday, stating Dr. Blasczak's employment was terminated and his medical staff privileges were revoked. His contract with Finger Lakes Health began in January 2016.
"We are cooperating fully with the Department of Homeland Security on their investigation," the statement said.
According to our news partners with the Times of Wayne County, officials with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police confirmed each had its own investigation into conduct by Dr. Blasczak more than a decade ago.
The investigations were started after a parent accused the doctor of asking to photograph their child’s genitals.
Both departments conducted investigations and took their findings to the Wayne County D.A.’s office, but they did not find enough evidence to charge him.
Anyone with additional information about Dr. Blasczak should reach out to Homeland Security investigators at (716) 464-5931.
Questions or concerns about how to discuss these issues with children should be directed to the Bivona Child Advocacy Center at (585) 935-7800.
The Clyde Family Health Center is scheduled to open Monday.