Medical Professionals Lose Licenses Due To Crimes Against Children

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Two central Ohio medical professionals can no longer practice because of crimes they committed against children.

For Samuel Bracken, Jr., his legal and professional problems started when his own home security camera captured him molesting a child.

It showed the 74-year-old performing a sex act on a 15-year old boy at the Dublin home that Bracken shared with his wife.

Police arrested Bracken after he asked the company that installed the security system to erase the encounter. Instead, the owner called authorities.

Bracken surrendered his license February 26; that was the same day he entered a no-contest plea to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The state medical aboard accepted the license surrender last week.  Bracken faces sentencing next month.

Another medical professional has also lost his license because of a sex crime.

Just days ago, physician assistant Philip Cardwell, the Ohio Medical Board banned Cardwell from practicing medicine.

That's because Cardwell pleaded guilty to attempted pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Police found illicit images on Cardwell’s home computer, including a video that showed girls as young as eight being sexually assaulted by a man.

Cardwell is now under community control for two years and must register as Tier II sex offender.

Nobody answered the door at Cardwell’s home when 10 Investigates went there seeking comment.

Cardwell worked at doctors' offices in Dublin and Grandview Heights.

Cardwell’s most recent employer declined to comment when 10 Investigates inquired about his employment status.  

Bracken has also practiced in West Virginia, but his license expired there last year.

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