- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama physician has been arrested on multiple charges of production of obscene material and sexual abuse.

Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego tells local news media that 80-year-old Dr. Ruepert Don Bryan was arrested Friday. Bryan is an ear, nose and throat physician and had a practice in Alabaster.

Samaniego says authorities don’t know whether the charges are related to Bryan’s medical practice. He says some of the victims involved in the case were underage.

Bryan is being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $500,000 bond. It’s unclear whether Bryan has an attorney.


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