CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST ORDERED NOT TO PRACTICE
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December 12, 2016
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Lafayette man charged with possession of child pornography
SACRAMENTO – Child Psychologist Dr. Kenneth Allen Breslin, 68, of Lafayette, has been prohibited by the criminal court upon the request from the California Board of Psychology (Board) from practicing during the pendency of his criminal court case.
In October 2016, Breslin was arrested for possession of child pornography after an investigation and execution of a search warrant allegedly turned up a “significant quantity” of child pornography in his home.
According to the administrative accusation filed by the Board, which is the charge filed to begin the process of disciplining a license, on or about October 5, 2016, law enforcement officers discovered evidence of child pornography, including images and videos on a laptop computer and three hard drives at Dr. Breslin’s business “A Child’s Point of View,” located in Orinda. Law enforcement also discovered evidence of child pornography on a laptop and thumb drive in his Lafayette home.
The criminal proceeding against Breslin will resume on January 12, 2017, at 1:30p.m. in Department 19 at Contra Costa County Superior Court.
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