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The warrant lays out an investigation that started after an incident at his home this summer. There is no mention of any allegations at his workplace
A Plano podiatrist has been arrested on a charge of possession of child pornography, police records show.
Steven Berkey, 66, was arrested on the felony charge Nov. 4 by Collin County deputies.
Plano police started investigating Berkey after a juvenile reported in June an incident at Berkey’s house.
Officers responded to a report that a juvenile visitor was being secretly recorded inside a bathroom at Berkey’s home, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
While officers interviewed people at the house, they noticed a Nest camera hidden on a bookshelf in a bedroom pointing toward the bathroom where the victim had been. There was tape covering a light on the camera “to make it more inconspicuous,” the warrant says.
Berkey denied knowing the camera was there, records show.
The girl who visited the house told investigators she had seen Berkey looking at pornography on his laptop. She said the images appeared to be of teenage girls, the warrant says.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for devices used by Berkey, including phones, tablets and computers. The affidavit said “evidence of child exploitation material” was found during the search of the devices.
Police records describe three images found in Berkey’s possession, including pornographic photos of children under the age of 12.
A search warrant was also executed at the medical office. Plano police said there is no evidence that any crime occurred at Berkey’s medical offices or that any patients were victims.
An employee at the podiatrist office where Berkey once worked said the business is under new ownership and that Berkey no longer works there.
WFAA has reached out to Berkey for comment but has not been able to contact him.
Jail records show Berkey was released on bond Nov. 5.