How can you honestly take these politicians seriously in your
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window decades ago in your state. What the dilly-o?
Ex-NBC correspondent Bruce Hensel arrested for asking 9-year-old
for sexual photos
By Lia Eustachewich
November 14, 2019 | 7:39am
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An Emmy-winning former medical correspondent for NBC was
arrested for allegedly asking a 9-year-old girl to send him
sexually explicit photos, according to new reports.
Dr. Bruce Hensel, 71, was charged Wednesday with asking the
daughter of a friend through an online messaging app for the
photos in August, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Hensel, who worked as the on-air chief medical correspondent for
NBC New York and Los Angeles, faces one felony count of contact
with a minor for sexual purposes.
The Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into
Hensel after they learned he and the girl shared inappropriate
messages and photos. Hensel’s home in the Pacific Palisades was
searched on Oct. 16 as per a search warrant.
He was booked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s
Metropolitan Detention Center and his bail was set at $5,000.
His arraignment will be at a later date.
If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison.
His lawyer, Steve Sitkoff, said his arrest came as a surprise.
“We are cooperating fully with the authorities and we are
looking forward to a speedy and complete exoneration,” Sitkoff
told NBC4 in Los Angeles.
Hensel, who is board certified in internal medicine and
emergency medicine, joined NBC4 in 1987.
He was the executive producer on the Showtime show “Beyond the
Opposite Sex” last year.