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Board Seeks to Revoke License of Bakersfield Psychologist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2019

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Sandra Monterrubio, (916) 574-7118

Former CSU Assistant Professor Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography

SACRAMENTO – The California Board of Psychology has filed an accusation to revoke the license of Theodore Ken Ishida of Bakersfield, who was convicted of possessing images and videos of child pornography.

According to the accusation, Ishida has been convicted of crimes substantially related to the qualifications, duties or functions of a psychologist, unprofessional conduct, and having violated the psychology licensing law. Additionally, the requirement that Ishida register as a sex offender, makes him ineligible for licensure or registration with the board.

“The crimes that Ishida was convicted of are egregious, and the board will seek revocation of Dr. Ishida’s psychology license” said Antonette Sorrick, the board’s executive officer.

The accusation and order can be viewed here.

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