Pediatric surgeon’s child porn arrest concerns neighbors, patients

Guy Rosenschein, 63.
Guy Rosenschein, 63.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A pediatric surgeon’s arrest on child pornography charges has his neighbors, former patients and their families concerned.

Guy Rosenschein, 63, was arrested Tuesday by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office at his home near Indian School and Tramway.

The pediatric surgeon and pediatric urologist had been with Presbyterian Health Services for roughly four years.

According to documents from BCSO, Rosenchein was caught posting a child pornography image to an online chat room back in July. That led deputies to get a warrant to raid his home on Archuleta Dr NE Tuesday.

A deputy doing surveillance on the home saw an upstairs light turn off. When deputies knocked on the front door, no one answered. So, BCSO forced its way in and found Rosenschein, along with a 16-year-old boy wearing only underwear in his bed.

Rosenschein told deputies the boy is a former patient who lives with him on and off. He denied having a sexual relationship with the boy, but said he’s taken him on vacation to other states by way of his two planes and helicopter. He also said there’s another boy he met when he was a patient who he’s also flown around Albuquerque.

Deputies found a USB in the home containing child porn images, too. Rosenschein has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

The news of Rosenschein’s arrest stunned neighbors KRQE News 13 spoke with Wednesday.

“Very concerned, I have grandchildren that are here all the time,” Janet Clark said. “It’s just very sad that that kind of person is in our neighborhood.”

Neighbor Clarence Blankenship said, “It’s something that nobody wants to hear.”

Other neighbors, who didn’t want to be identified, said they’ve hardly seen Rosenschein during his time in this neighborhood, but did mention they’ve seen several teen boys doing yard work at the house.

Presbyterian Health Services says Rosenschein’s background check when first hired turned up no red flags.

“Presbyterian is shocked and deeply saddened by these allegations,” Clay Holderman, “We’re doing everything we can to work with law enforcement to complete a thorough investigation.”

Holderman said Rosenschein was immediately fired when Presbyterian heard the news.

“At this time we have no reason to believe that anything occurred at any of our facilities or in our clinics,” Holderman said.

Presbyterian has launched a phone number for concerned patients, parents and other family members to call. That number is 505-923-8100.

So far, Holderman says, that number has received a few calls.

Rosenschein appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and was relatively quiet, only answering questions about where he’s lived previously.

The judge said she’s concerned Rosenschein — who is a dual citizen of France and an experienced pilot who owns two planes and a helicopter– will try to flee the city or country.

Still, with no criminal history the judge was limited on setting bond and couldn’t go too high. Rosenschein was given a $10,000 cash or surety, meaning he needs $1,000 cash to get out of jail.

BCSO couldn’t comment further on the case to clarify whether the images found could be of local children and if Rosenschein will face charges for the half naked teen in his home. That’s because the feds are now weighing taking over the case.

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