Emergency doctor charged with child pornography

THE HEAD doctor of the emergency department of the Bratislava Children’s Faculty Hospital faces charges of possession of child pornography.

Children's emergency, illustrative stock photo. Children's emergency, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Sme)

The man, identified only as Marcel B., was indicted after a prosecution had been launched against him in April 2013, the Plus 7 Dní weekly wrote in mid-January.

Police found child pornography for personal use on the doctor’s computer, with movies featuring nude boys aged 11-17, according to the prosecution. The doctor allegedly paid for the child porn with his own credit card.

The trial will be opened in February and he could face up to two years in prison. The doctor told the weekly that he feels innocent. The hospital did not know about the prosecution and indictment, until the case became highly publicised.

“The hospital’s management immediately adopted measures and agreed with the doctor on taking a leave,” hospital spokeswoman Dana Kamenická said for Plus 7 Dní, adding that he was warned that he had violated the working rules and could be fired. 

Top stories

Sweden is a European leader in further education, with 34.3 percent of involved adults in 2019.

Further education gives hope, but not to people in Slovakia

Stepping up to world-class further education provision does not end with a strategy, examples from abroad show.


11. jún
An interactive statue by the Love Bank museum in Banská Štiavnica.

Instead of love, "garden gnomes" cause uproar in a Slovak UNESCO town

Your weekly dose of easy reads about Slovakia, including EURO 2020 and geoparks.


11. jún
Recent tax measuresmayhelp to fill state coffers.

Historic deal on minimum global tax of 15 percent. Will it become relevant?

The planned tax reforms are both ambitious and complex; it is already clear that not everything will be enforceable.


5 h