Crime

ER Doc pleads guilty to child porn

Eike Blohm, 39, of South Burlington has agreed to plead guilty to one count of Possession of Child Pornography in federal court, and one count of Lewd & Lascivious Conduct, one count of Voyeurism (Circumstances – First Offense), and 19 counts of Voyeurism (Place – First Offense) in state court.  

Blohm has been in federal custody since May 22, 2020.

According to court records and proceedings, an employee at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) discovered a camera hidden in a unisex employee bathroom in the Emergency Department. Investigators with the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) recovered the camera and discovered about 1,300 videos on the camera.  About 900 videos depicted hospital employees in at least two bathrooms at UVMMC. Thereafter, CUSI investigators obtained a warrant to search Blohm’s residence in South Burlington, and seized numerous digital devices.  A search of those devices revealed the presence of child pornography, some of which depicted children under the age of 12 years old.

The federal plea agreement requires Blohm to plead guilty to one count of Possession of Child Pornography.  The parties agreed that Blohm should be sentenced within the range of 96-132 months imprisonment, or 8-11 years.  The agreement also provides that $39,785, the proceeds from the sale of Blohm’s former South Burlington residence that has been held by the Clerk of the Court in the Court’s Registry, will be used to pay restitution to the victims of his offense conduct.

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