A University of Virginia doctor has been arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography, Charlottesville police said Saturday.
Dr. David Lapides, a neurologist, was arrested Thursday and had his first court appearance Friday. He’s facing three felony charges: two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession with intent to distribute.
Lapides, 37, of Charlottesville, currently is in custody at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and is scheduled for a bond hearing July 30, according to the court records.
Lapides’ faculty pages with the UVa Medical Center were not online on Saturday afternoon. He’s currently on administrative leave, according to a spokesman.
Charlottesville police said in a news release that the regional Internet Crimes Against Children task force received a tip, which started the investigation. The Albemarle County Police Department assisted with the investigation.
The alleged offenses occurred in mid-March, according to online court records.