OGDEN — Charges have been dismissed against a Morgan doctor and psychiatrist accused of viewing child pornography at work.
David Ford Wilson, 45, of Morgan, was charged in September 2013 with 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, in 2nd District Court. Those charges were all dismissed Nov. 10.
Second District Judge Scott Hadley ruled to dismiss the case without prejudice, meaning prosecutors retain the ability to refile the charges at a future date should they choose.
Wilson was an osteopathic physician and surgeon and was previously employed by Intermountain Healthcare as a child psychiatrist in Weber County until April 2013. According to state records, his license expired while on suspension as the case was investigated.
In a motion to dismiss the case filed in September 2015, Wilson's attorney, Emily Swenson, argued there was no evidence to prove that Wilson had intentionally viewed the 15 files located in "unallocated space" on his work computer.Comment on this story
According to charging documents, Wilson was accused of was accessing child porn between January and April of 2013. Intermountain Healthcare's IT staff had contacted police after detecting that one of their computers was accessing a website that contained suspected child pornography, tracking the traffic to Wilson's office.
Documents from an emergency hearing held by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing in August 2013 indicated hospital security found that Wilson was searching for terms such as "preteen models," "young Russian girls," "shameless preteens" and others.