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JoCo Notes: Grand jury adds 2nd child sex abuse material charge against JoCo doctor

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It is Friday, Dec. 1, Shawnee Mission.

☀️ Today’s forecast: A 40% chance of rain and maybe snow, patchy fog later. High: 38. Low: 29.

One thing to know

A federal grand jury has charged Brian Michael Aalbers, 49, of Kansas City, Missouri, with an additional charge of possession of child sexual abuse material.

Aalbers, who was at one time a pediatric neurologist connected to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, remains in federal custody without bond until his trial, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

An Overland Park Regional Medical Center spokesperson previously told the Post that Aalbers is no longer associated with the hospital or any of its facilities or clinics.

The Nov. 28 indictment includes the original charge of attempting to produce child sexual abuse material between Dec. 28, 2020 to Oct. 28, 2023.

A forensic lab reported to investigators that more than 20,000 videos were found on one of Aalbers’ MacBooks in that time period.

The  federal criminal complaint filed against Aalbers on Nov. 15 alleges that he “did knowingly employ, use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor … to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.”

Weekend things to do

  • Merriam’s Christmas in the Courtyard: Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. [The details]
  • Mission’s Holiday Lights and Festive Sights: Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. [What to know]
  • Sar-Ko Aglow lighting ceremony: Friday, 6 to 7 p.m. [See more]
  • “Journey to Bethlehem” at Southminster Presbyterian: Friday and Saturday [Additional information]
  • “On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” at Midwest Trust Center: Sunday, 7 p.m. [Get tickets]
  • Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane: 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 [Need to know]

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A thousand words

A Belinder Elementary choir student plays air guitar at the Prairie Village Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting on Nov. 30. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

 

About the author

Juliana Garcia
Juliana Garcia

👋 Hi! I’m Juliana Garcia, and I cover Prairie Village and northeast Johnson County for the Johnson County Post.

I grew up in Roeland Park and graduated from Shawnee Mission North before going on to the University of Kansas, where I wrote for the University Daily Kansan and earned my bachelor’s degree in  journalism. Prior to joining the Post in 2019, I worked as an intern at the Kansas City Business Journal.

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