Former OBGYN accused of possession of child porn enters guilty plea

Dr. Antonio Salinas

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A doctor who was arrested for possession of child pornography two years ago pleads guilty to the charges against him.

Local OBGYN Dr. Antonio Salinas was arrested back in June 13 of 2017 after employees at a car dealership discovered a USB flash drive with explicit images of children.

Employees immediately contacted the police and alerted them that the vehicle belonged to Dr. Salinas.

The photos found on the flash drive were girls believed to be between the ages of 11-14 years old.

Detectives with the Special Investigations Unit conducted an investigation and secured a search warrant at his workplace and home where they were able to find other devices which contained pornographic images of minors.

Dr. Salinas pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography before the 406th District Court.

The execution of his sentence will be suspended pending his appeal process. The agreed punishment for count one is two years in prison and for count two, 10 years probated for 10 years with 600 hours of community service.

Salinas was granted bond pending the outcome of his appeal.

He will continue attending therapy sessions and must register as a sex offender.

Salinas will be sentenced after his appeal process is resolved.