By LEVI PULKKINEN
By any measure, Marc Joondeph got a pretty good deal six years ago.
Caught trading sexually explicit e-mails with child patients and downloading child pornography, the Covington dentist pleaded guilty to three felonies and received a first-time offender waiver that would have kept him out of prison.
Joondeph was sentenced to two months in jail and lost his medical license. His freedom, though, could have remained largely intact.
Instead, the 63-year-old is housed at the Monroe Correctional Complex and, as of earlier this month, facing additional child pornography charges.
In charging documents filed Feb. 18, King County prosecutors claim Joondeph used his reprieve to continue downloading child porn and contacting teens over the Internet.
In September 2007, Yahoo employees filed a suspicious activity report with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which acts as a clearinghouse for reports of child sexual abuse. Detectives with a Puget Sound task force tracked the Yahoo account to Joondeph's Puyallup home, which officers searched two months after the Internet provider reported the suspected child pornography.
Joondeph was arrested and found to have violated the terms of release imposed when he received a suspended four-year sentence in 2004. He was placed in Department of Corrections custody, where he remains.
Reviewing computer equipment seized in the search Joondeph's home, investigators found 729 images suspected to show the sexual abuse of children. According to charging documents, photos were recovered of at least 20 children identified by law enforcement.
Consuela Martinez went to the Kent County Jail on Saturday, looking for answers from her boyfriend — the man police say threw her 2-year-old daughter’s lifeless body into the trash.
She emerged from the jail visit 30 minutes later, crying and clearly frustrated by a fruitless meeting with Jeffrey Malmberg. He refused her pleas for new information about what had happened to Jozlynn Martinez, her brown-eyed daughter who had been missing since Tuesday morning.
“I can’t believe he would do something like this,” the sobbing 21-year-old said outside the jail’s visitor entrance. He told her nothing new, she said.Read more
The more-than-160-page indictment lists 103 child victims – including one boy – and 471 total counts, as well as a pattern of continuous abuse over 11 years. Most charges are for first-degree rape, second-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of a child.
Bradley faces mandatory life imprisonment if convicted on the rape charges.
Other charges include four counts of reckless endangerment, four counts of second-degree assault and nine counts of continuous sexual abuse.
Continuous sexual abuse occurs when a person sexually abuses a child on three or more occasions over three or more months. Kerry Angell, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, said according to state statute, just one count of continuous sexual abuse can garner two to 25 years in prison, with the first two years mandatory.
The charges were based on 13 hours of video files, computer hard drives and digital media files seized from Bradley’s home and BayBees Pediatrics office on Route 1 in Lewes.