Former Toledo doctor indicted on child pornography charges

Federal authorities have indicted a former Toledo gynecologist on child pornography charges.

TOLEDO -- F ederal authorities have indicted a former Toledo gynecologist on child pornography charges.

Thomas W. Michaelis, 69, of Sylvania, faces charges of receiving and distributing child pornography images between April and May. Authorities say he possessed and accessed with intent to view one or more web sites which contained depictions of minors engaged in sexually-explicit conduct between January and May.

Michaelis was a practicing gynecologist and obstetrician in the Toledo-area until his license to practice medicine and surgery was permanently revoked by the State Medical Board of Ohio in May 2014.

22 years earlier, Dr. Michaelis' license was also permanently revoked after being convicted in Lucas County Common Pleas Court of two counts of gross sexual imposition, one count of voyeurism, and one count of public indecency. He testified at his sentencing to incidents at his home that involved minor females who were friends with his youngest daughter.

His license was reinstated after a series of conditions were met and on-going limitations put in place.

The latest indictment against Michaelis was brought about through an investigation by the United States Secret Service and Sylvania Police Department.

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