• Police: Doctor sent child porn to girlfriend, asked her to take nude photos of her daughters

    By: Jason Kelly , Jeff Deal

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    OVIEDO, Fla. - A 42-year-old doctor who lives in Windermere but who practices in The Villages was arrested Tuesday on child pornography and child solicitation charges.

    Investigators said Trinetra Vaidya was arrested on a warrant in Volusia County after he sent pornographic images of underage girls to his girlfriend, who was arrested Monday.

    The Oviedo Police Department said Vaidya sent his girlfriend sexually suggestive text messages, including asking her to take nude photos of her daughters -- ages 11 and 12 -- for his gratification.


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    "Go swipe their panties," Vaidya is accused of texting her, to which she replied, "Lol ok."

    "For the girls -- it's been very traumatic for them and our family," said the girls' aunt, who asked to not be identified. "To say we were shocked, beyond belief is an understatement."

    Investigators said the girls' mother didn't say no or report him to police, and the girls said they believe she took the photos.

    The girls' older, adult sister told Channel 9 that she and her younger sisters feel betrayed by their mother after seeing the text messages, but the girls still want to see her. They are now with their father.

    "We feel betrayed, and it sucks, because it's my own mom," she said. "It's just really hard."

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    She said her mother's phone was backing up text messages onto a family computer when her younger sisters discovered them.

    The girls' aunt said she is grateful that the younger of the two girls reported it to her cousin.

    "Their life is completely demolished as they know it, but it doesn't mean there's not good things to come," she said. "They'll be safe, protected and loved."

    A judge ordered the girls' mother to stay away from her boyfriend and all girls.

    John Phillips, the family's attorney, said he has concerns because of Vaidya's profession.

    "What's he doing with patients?" he said. "He's a gastroenterologist, which puts him in vulnerable positions every single day."

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