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United States Attorney Jenny A. Durkan
Western District of Washington

Washougal Man Arrested For: Possession, Receipt and distribution
Of Child Pornography

Defendant Previously Worked as Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse

February 17, 2012

BRYAN W. CORBITT, 43, of Washougal, Washington, was arrested last night on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of child pornography and receipt and distribution of child pornography.  CORBITT will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Tacoma – February 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM.

In November 2011, a federal agent working on-line in an undercover capacity identified a suspect with the screen name “Kidluver” sharing files of child pornography through peer-to-peer software.  Further investigation traced the screen name and on-line activity to CORBITT’s Washougal home.  Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at the home on February 1, 2012.  When the search warrant was executed, investigators learned that CORBITT was employed as a pediatric intensive care nurse at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  CORBITT was placed on unpaid administrative leave February 1 and resigned February 10, 2012.

“This defendant betrayed the mission of the medical profession.  Law enforcement is working closely with the hospital to identify the full scope of the criminal conduct in this case, and to identify any victims,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  “I want to thank OHSU for its cooperation as we continue to investigate this defendant’s activities and any criminal associates.”

According to OHSU records, CORBITT began working at the OHSU Doernbecher Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in July 2002.  The hospital is contacting patients who may have come into contact with CORBITT, and asking them to contact OHSU Patient Relations at 1-855-650-3900 if they have any concerns.

Receipt and Distribution of Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography is punishable by not less than five years and not more than twenty years in prison and lifetime supervised release.  Possession of Child Pornography is punishable by up to ten years in prison and lifetime supervised release.

The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  Parents who have concerns about any contact their children may have had with CORBITT may contact investigators by calling ICE’s toll-free tip line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (1-886-347-2423)  

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Marci Ellsworth.  Ms. Ellsworth is an attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, specially designated to prosecute cases in federal court. 

For additional information on February 17, 2012, please contact Andrew Munoz at (206) 442-1450 or  From February 20, 2012, onward, please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office at (206) 553-4110 or .


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