Authorities arrested an Overland Park, Kansas, pediatric neurologist for allegedly attempting to produce child pornography.

Dr. Brian Aalbers was charged with a federal count of attempted production of child porn.

The FBI has requested the public’s help gathering more information on the doctor due to the “nature of Aalbers’ profession and contact with children.”

“The FBI Kansas City Division is asking for the public’s assistance regarding an ongoing investigation into Dr. Brian Aalbers, who has been charged with one count of attempted production of child pornography,” FBI Kansas City posted Monday.

KCTV 5 reports:

Aalbers was charged in federal court on Nov. 15. Law enforcement was made aware of allegations involving Aalbers and hidden video cameras. Later, the reporting party told KCPD Aalbers had sent text messages, including “I am going to jail/lose my license I do not want to die,” and “I do not want my kids to see me dead.”


Officers found Aalbers at a hotel and took him to a hospital for voluntary mental health treatment. Hospital staff took two laptops, tablets and a cell phone that had been in Aalbers’ backpack when he walked in, per the hospital policy.

According to a probable cause document, Aalbers asked the reporting party to retrieve the electronics from the hospital and destroy them since they contained “bad stuff.”

Search warrants on those devices resulted in the finding of video footage from December 2020 until the cameras were located on Oct. 28, 2023. The court document indicated there were videos of minor victims in states of nudity.

“The forensic examiner has identified and flagged 1,006 videos,” according to the probable cause document.

The United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri announced Tuesday a federal grand jury indicted Aalbers for producing and possessing child pornography.

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri:

Brian Michael Aalbers, 49, of Kansas City, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City. Today’s indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Aalbers on Nov. 15, 2023, and includes an additional charge.

Aalbers, a pediatric neurologist at Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., remains in federal custody without bond until his trial.

Today’s indictment retains the original charge of attempting to produce child pornography from Dec. 28, 2020, to Oct. 28, 2023, and includes an additional charge of possessing child pornography on Oct. 28, 2023.

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