Child Psychologist Surrenders License Due to Sexual Misconduct
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October 18, 2017
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Sandra Monterrubio, (916) 574-7720
CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST SURRENDERS LICENSE DUE TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Bay Area child psychologist was accused of possessing child pornography
SACRAMENTO – A Bay Area child psychologist has agreed to surrender his license after he was accused of possessing still images and videos of children as young as eight-years old, at his home and office, on laptop computers and thumb drives.
In October 2016, Dr. Kenneth Allen Breslin of Lafayette, 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. Law enforcement also discovered evidence of child pornography at his office “A Child’s Point of View” in Orinda.
Breslin 68, had been prohibited from practicing at the request of the California Board of Psychology since last fall, pending the outcome of his criminal court case.
In its accusation, the Board of Psychology sought to revoke or suspend Breslin’s license. Breslin, a practitioner in private practice, chose to resolve the accusation by agreeing to surrender his license to the board effective October 18, 2017, and waiving his rights to a hearing.
View the accusation and the order here.
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