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Former Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California

LOS ANGELES – A former pediatrician pleaded guilty today to possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on dozens of DVDs and to possessing hundreds of such images on his personal computing devices.

Gary David Goulin, 62, of the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.

According to his plea agreement, Goulin in November 2021 knowingly possessed four DVDs that contained sexually explicit material involving minors who were under the age of 12 years old. Goulin further admitted in his plea agreement to knowingly possessing an additional 57 DVDs that contained CSAM. The average run time on these DVDs was three hours and 21 minutes.

Goulin admitted that in August 2021 he used his cellphone to knowingly receive a video of CSAM. In total, Goulin possessed more than 600 images that he knew constituted child pornography, some of which showed children engaging in sadistic or masochistic conduct.

As part of his plea agreement, Goulin has agreed to register as a sex offender.

United States District Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong scheduled an October 13 sentencing hearing, at which time Goulin will face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Goulin was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court with possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. That case was dismissed considering the federal charges against Goulin, which a grand jury brought via indictment in October 2022.

In November 2021, the Medical Board of California prohibited Goulin from practicing medicine.

The FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department investigated this matter.

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah S. Lee of the General Crimes Section is prosecuting this case.


Ciaran McEvoy
Public Information Officer
(213) 894-4465

Updated April 26, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-091