Orthodontics practice suspends operations after owner charged with possessing child pornography

A Michigan orthodontics practice recently suspended operations after its owner was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography and soliciting explicit content from minors, locate ABC affiliate WZZM 13 reported Jan. 10.

Thomas Shannon, DDS, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with two counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, two counts of possession of sexually abusive material and four counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

Shannon Orthodontics, based in Grandville and Plainwell, Mich., told the news station in an email that it suspended operations following Dr. Shannon's arrest and was working to transfer patients to other practices. It also said it was contacting patients individually to determine best care plans.

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