Newtown Man Accused of Giving Fake Medical Exams

David Anderson, 44, is accused of soliciting women on Craigslist

By Jeff Saperstone
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 7:48 AM EDT
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David Anderson of Newtown was arrested in Salisbury, MA for allegedly soliciting women on Craig's List to be part of a clinical study. Police say he then secretly videotaped them while giving invasive exams.

David Anderson of Newtown was arrested in Salisbury, MA for allegedly soliciting women on Craig's List to be part of a clinical study. Police say he then secretly videotaped them while giving invasive exams.

A Newtown man has been arrested, accused of a Craigslist scam.

Police in Salisbury, Massachusetts said David Anderson, 44, possed as a health care worker and solicited women online.

Anderson would offer them money to be part of a clinical study and then secretly videotape the young women while giving them invasive exams, according to police. They said he also had medical equipment.

This allegedly happened at Anderson's summer home in Salisbury. Police also seized child pornography.

Anderson was arrested in Newtown in November after police said his wife discovered child porn on his computer. Authorities in Connecticut then notified police in Salisbury.

Salisbury Police seized hard drives, computers and pornographic images.

He was charged with unlawful recording of a nude or partially nude person and possession of child porn. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

Police said the scam might have been going on for years with victims in a number of states.

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