Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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September 20, 2012

Feds to fight bail for pediatrician facing child porn charges

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The items were delivered to Phillips Academy's Isham Student Health Center where Keller worked at the time. Keller used two Andover billing addresses, according to the document: the student health center and an Andover P.O. Box that he rented.

The complaint affadavit described a few of the movies that records indicated Keller had purchased, and that were also taken from Keller's home last week.

Keller appeared to spend $179.51 on one of these films, a 2009 movie called "Igor" which among other scenes showed boys under 18 naked in the shower and at a spa, and playing naked Twister.

The document says that Keller bought over 50 separate titles from this company spending more than $2,695.

If convicted, Keller faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison per count.

YEARS AT PHILLIPS

The news of Keller's arrest came as a shock in Andover and on the campus of Phillips Academy.

"The school had no knowledge of his alleged involvement with child pornography. Absolutely nothing in his file pertains to that," said Sweet.

In addition to running the health center, Keller was one of several instructors who taught the health and wellness program at the school. He also taught a class for seniors interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

"He did not live in a dorm. He was a complementary house counselor - which means he assisted in the absence of a house counselor. He had dorm duty from time to time," said Sweet.

A search of Keller's name on the Phillips Academy website showed he was one of four faculty to get a specific grant from the Abbot Academy Association, which pays for dozens of grant proposals each year. The grant to Keller and three others was 'to bring together student members of the Outliers [a student book club] with various faculty for dinner and fellowship."

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