Framingham Pediatric Dentist Arrested After Child Pornography Discovered on Laptop

A Millis resident and Framingham pediatric dentist was arrested at his office and charged with five counts of child pornography Wednesday.

A pediatric dentist with an office in Framingham has been arrested for possession of child pornography following a collaborative and coordinated investigation by local, state and federal authorities, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said tonight in a press release.

Melvin A. Ehrlich, 52, of Millis, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 26 in Framingham by Framingham Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

Ehrlich faces charges of possession of child pornography (three counts) and distribution of child pornography (two counts). These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

He will be arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court.

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According to authorities, Ehrlich sent his laptop computer to a service provider for maintenance work to remove a reported virus from the computer. 

While working on Ehrlich’s laptop, the service provider observed downloaded images of child pornography. The service provider called Framingham Police, who immediately launched an investigation.

An extensive forensic investigation was conducted and revealed that Ehrlich used this laptop computer under various user names to download and distribute commercially traded child pornography images. The data recovered was sent to and confirmed to be commercially traded child pornography by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ehrlich is a pediatric dentist who operates a business called Wee Care for Kids in Framingham on Walnut Street.

While the case remains under development and investigation, there is currently no evidence that presently leads law enforcement to believe that Ehrlich physically abused any children or manufactured any images of child pornography.

Anyone with information should contact Framingham Police 508-872-1212 or the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit at 781-897-8400.

The case is being investigated by Framingham Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Snook, working with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office Child Abuse Unit and Cyber Enforcement Unit.

JCR January 03, 2013 at 01:12 PM
JCR January 03, 2013 at 01:15 PM
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Mike January 06, 2013 at 09:54 PM
I agree he is a creep. I went to his office only ONCE with my daughter and he wouldn't let me be with her. I cut the visit short but somehow not soon enough as he proceeded to fight over some bill payments with me 3-4 months later.
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:32 PM
OMG really?
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Ditto... we left too,
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:36 PM
He suggested the same thing, my son was put under and 5 teeth extracted, he was only a little boy, of course he met us at the Franciscans and performed the procedure. I had wished I never listened and put him through that. My son has a form of hemophilia and it was a dangerous suggestion.
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I hope nothing more comes of this Mr. he's innocent. We have all been subjected to leaving our kids alone with him, this is all very startling!
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Jillian January 08, 2013 at 07:43 PM
This reminds me of many other pedafile stories from our past.... where people who work with these sickos and lie for them... you are as sick as he is
David Waters April 02, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Thanks for this update. A similar situation happened about 10 years ago with a dentist in my hometown, Nanaimo and it was a shock to our community. http://www.wadson.ca
Daniel Silverman April 02, 2013 at 07:54 PM
He was my dentist when I was a child. This scares me beyond belief.
Resident89 April 02, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Ditto we left too. I got a very strange vibe from him when he refused to let the parents go in the back with our children.
Resident89 April 02, 2013 at 08:22 PM
I agree, he was a real jerk to the parents and removed our children from our sight. He's a real sicko!
Resident89 April 02, 2013 at 08:31 PM
@ Sara, I had a similar experience where he tried to convince me to do a lot of unrequired work on my childrens teeth and when I said no he tried to bully me and make me feel like I was a horrible parent. Look at him now.....Sleezeball!
Resident89 April 02, 2013 at 08:34 PM
My guess is that M is Dr. Mel, I can tell by his arrogance. How he kept a practice for so long I weill never understand. My parental instincts were right on the money! I've actually been anticipating the day I saw his name in the paper.
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 09:47 PM
not to worrie people this sick person who my own children hated after 2 visits..was and is being investigated by outside sources other then the state of MA..one canadian based organization..has taken high note..word is they dont follow the rules..they go on gut feelings not court room drama..
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 09:50 PM
your probably wrong that all..dont be haten
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 09:52 PM
ya... hes cooked now...you dont get pinched for this and yell.. WHAT ME !!!
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 09:54 PM
oh well..his fault not theirs
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM
all kids were corraled to his practice..by recommendations from doctors..when you get there you see Bugs Bunny and you feel safe..but when you hear Dr.Mell scream at your child for no reason and never bring them back...then yes ..something went on at his practice..but my child wouldnt respond??...you would think a breath mint would be a requirment of dentistry
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:24 PM
No question in my mind this guy is a fraud and uses unnecessary surgery for personal gain..that investigation will be next..he also wanted to pull 5 teeth from my child..later that week ..another dentist said WHY???..DR TAM
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:32 PM
..I met with him twice..No doubt in my mind his waiting room was a front ..for evil intent
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:40 PM
setting up a Class Action Law suit agains DR.Melvin A. Ehrlich..after his trial.. will proceed regardless of outcome..encourage all victims to join
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:43 PM
is this iran or framingham??? post my stuff please
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 10:52 PM
pure fraud......from the 1st day i met him.. I agree Gwen
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 11:25 PM
I hear you ...my son has storys of fear at his hands..to scared to speak about it till now
Framingham's Mayor April 02, 2013 at 11:28 PM
not a chance
Framingham's Mayor April 03, 2013 at 08:00 PM
we know its you DR mel
Framingham's Mayor April 03, 2013 at 08:59 PM
sorry susan you didnt have to post this one lol...you do good work..love your site!
Framingham's Mayor April 03, 2013 at 09:09 PM
To bad his kids wont have the collage money..as im sure a charge this bad ..will drain his money ..great thing is he still will pay for the lawer fees even if found guilty


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