A renowned pediatrician has confessed to being a pedophile after police found 1.2 million child pornographic videos in his home.
Raza Laskar, 32, has plead guilty to a litany of sexual offenses against 12 boys under the age of 16. His victims were based all over the world, not just in his native Britain.
Laskar first fell onto police radar last December, when 1,600 files containing child porn were placed on a file sharing site between Christmas and January 27. The files strongly implicated the doctor in sexual crimes against young boys.
Authorities say Laskar was living a double life: By day he was a respected doctor who enjoyed caring for children, but by night he was a monster.
Detective Inspector Theresa Cooper released the following statement about the case:
“Like Jekyll and Hyde, he is vastly different in moral character depending on the situation, going from caring for and treating children to deliberately targeting, grooming and abusing them.”
“He has admitted a vast number of appalling child sexual abuse offenses and the size and the scale of this operation obviously came as a shock to the investigation team when you consider his background allied with the scale of his offending.”
“His profession will obviously be an aggravating factor and one that many people will be extremely concerned about.”
“While I can stress that we found no evidence that he committed any offense during the course of his employment, it will be of absolutely no comfort to the boys and the families of the boys he targeted online.”
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