Child psychologist pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

Dr Gregory Ramey, 70, of Beavercreek, Ohio.

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During his arraignment today at Greene County Common Pleas Court in Xenia, Ohio, Dr. Gregory Ramey, well known child psychologist pleaded not guilty to the 145 charges against him.

 

The charges include 90 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, 27 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, 25 counts of attempted pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, and three counts of tampering with evidence.

 

“This egregious abuse of the patients’ trust, not to mention the publics’ trust, from a doctor is gut-wrenchingly horrible. Young children are innocent, sweet and trusting – vulnerably fragile and in need of special protection,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement posted to his website.

 

Ramey was let go from Dayton Children’s Hospital August 16th, but his license remains active.

 

During the arraignment, Magistrate Judge Margaret Young announced that his trial would begin on May 18th at 8:30 am.  Ramey's $500,000 bond has been posted.

 

While his attorney, John Paul Rion tried to downplay the images which brought about the charges saying that they were “no different than you would find in a family album,” special prosecutor Jennifer Reed said the prosecution is still working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to identify the children in the images.

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