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Miami surgeon, 89, downloaded porn featuring toddlers, police say

Ignacio Calvo
Ignacio Calvo Miami-Dade Corrections

An 89-year-old Miami orthopedic surgeon was arrested Friday afternoon after police say they discovered he downloaded pornography depicting children as young as 2 to 3 years old.

Ignacio Calvo was booked into jail after being cuffed at his luxury Brickell penthouse. When confronted by police, they say the surgeon admitted to downloading the pornography “years ago.”

According to state health department records, Calvo’s physician’s license remains active. It could not immediately be determined how often he practices medicine but, according to state records, he retains privileges at a number of Miami-Dade facilities, including Hialeah Hospital and Coral Gables Hospital.

Agents targeted Calvo after finding he was offering at least 13 videos of child pornography through a site that allows users to swap media files. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and federal agents did a preliminary analysis of the laptop and found at least 10 child-porn files.

His defense attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

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