Horror story......

  1. A cause for concern. Thank God most places do thorough background checks........







    Albany/Schenectady, NY

    Change your Local News Top stories from:





    Nurse caught with child porn

    Pictures found on pediatric nurse's computer

    Nov. 13 -- Burdett Lee Wilson, 43, is in jail and has been suspended from his job at Albany Medical Center. Bill Lambdin reports.





    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 13 - A nurse who sees children at Albany Medical Center has been arrested on child pornography charges. Police are trying to determine whether or not 43-year-old Burdett Lee Wilson carried out any illegal activity on the job.


    More stories from NewsChannel 13







    By Bill Lambdin


    SO FAR, the accusation is that Wilson used images of children in sexual activity on his own home computer. But the number of pictures and the accusation that he uploaded images as well as downloaded has investigators concerned.
    State police arrested Wilson after searching his apartment at 124 Dana Avenue. That's just a couple of blocks from the hospital where Wilson works as a nurse in the pediatric unit. Wilson's personal computer and associated software was seized.
    Wilson has been suspended from his job at Albany Med while his case continues through the legal system. The hospital has no further comment on him.
    Wilson is currently in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.
    There is no current evidence that Wilson did anything criminal at Albany Med, but the fact that an accused pedophile was nursing children has authorities concerned and continuing their investigation.


    More stories from NewsChannel 13






    Statement GetNetWise
    Last edit by Furball on Nov 14, '02
    •  
  2. 93 Comments

  3. by   CraftyLPN
    omg!! That's scary beyond words..............
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    hope they fry this person....and ANY other involved in ANY way in child abuse and or mistreatment!
  5. by   JedsMom
    So many sick people in the world. Unfortunately nursing is not immune. I've seen several nurses come through my jail.
  6. by   PennyLane
    Sick, sick, sick. The image is unbearable.
  7. by   emily_mom
    Disgusting...glad they caught 'em...
  8. by   Beach_RN
    That is very scary!!!!!! It's so sad that we actually have people like this living among us!

    I'm sure he will make lots of new friends when he goes to prison... they love pedophiles.... NOT!
  9. by   Youda
    What I don't understand is how a convicted pedophile got a job in pediatrics in the first place, or why he still had an unrestricted license to practice! Doesn't NY do criminal checks before hiring? Doesn't NY require reporting a criminal conviction to the SBON? Something is wierd with this story.
  10. by   Q.
    What I want to know is what prompted them to investigate his computer in the first place?

    I'm sorry, but my husband downloads porn overnight, and occasionally, as much as he blocks it, child porn and other undesirables come through. He has to clean it up daily.

    I'd need more info about this guy.
    Last edit by Susy K on Nov 14, '02
  11. by   BadBird
    OMG, that person is pure EVIL, thank God he was caught !!!
    What a waste of human skin and viable organs.
  12. by   nurseleigh
    Wow, we are a very judgemental group.

    I cannot crucify this man on the scant amount of information available. I have tooo many questions with this story.

    Like: Does he live alone? Does anyone else have access to his computer? Why did the police search and seize his computer and software? What action brought on the investigation? Has he ever had any disiplinary problems at work? Has he ever had a complaint brought against him regarding his job?

    Of course, his work performance doesn't mean squat if he is convicted.

    Now for the small print - I do not condone child pornography in any way, shape, or form. I personally think it is a very sick person who finds children sexually stimulating.

    Youda What I don't understand is how a convicted pedophile got a job in pediatrics in the first place, or why he still had an unrestricted license to practice! Doesn't NY do criminal checks before hiring? Doesn't NY require reporting a criminal conviction to the SBON? Something is wierd with this story.
    If he has never had any past convictions exactly what would a background check prove? Where did you see that he has any previous convictions?
  13. by   Q.
    Originally posted by nurseleigh
    I cannot crucify this man on the scant amount of information available. I have tooo many questions with this story.

    Like: Does he live alone? Does anyone else have access to his computer? Why did the police search and seize his computer and software? What action brought on the investigation?
    Rock on.
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    Here's the Albany Times-Union's piece on the subject:

    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories...ate=11/14/2002

    Nurse faces porn charge
    Albany-- Images of children allegedly on home computer of Albany Med pediatric worker

    By CAROL DeMARE, Staff writer
    First published: Thursday, November 14, 2002

    A pediatric nurse was jailed Wednesday for allegedly possessing child pornography on his home computer after coming to the attention of a national group that tracks exploitation of children, State Police said.

    B. Lee Wilson, 43, was charged with a felony count of possessing a sexual performance of a child, in the form of computer images, police said.

    Wilson has worked for nine years at Albany Medical Center Hospital, the last four as a licensed practical nurse in the pediatric unit, said spokeswoman Trooper Maureen Tuffey. Police have no evidence "at this point" of any abuse of children in the hospital, she said.

    "We don't even have evidence of him taking any pictures," she said. "We have evidence of him receiving and passing on child pornography."

    Wilson was suspended from his job last week "when we learned of the situation," and that he was under investigation, Albany Med spokesman Greg McGarry said. "We haven't had any complaints or incidents related to his work here at the Medical Center."

    Tuffey said Wilson's other service at the hospital consisted of work as a nursing assistant and as an orderly before he was certified as an LPN.

    The arrest on Tuesday followed the execution of a search warrant at Wilson's home earlier this week by investigators from Troop G headquarters in Loudonville. The Computer Crime Unit seized Wilson's personal computer as well as computer software, Tuffey said. After an arraignment Wednesday before City Court Judge John C. Egan Jr., Wilson was sent to the county jail.

    The probe was initiated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, based in Alexandria, Va., Tuffey said.

    "Part of their job with the exploited children half is not only do they receive a lot of tips but they go through Web sites and check them out" she said.

    "Child pornography flourished with the use of computers," Tuffey said.

close