The former Emmy-winning medical correspondent for local NBC stations in Los Angeles and New York was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly asking a minor to send him sexually suggestive photographs.
Dr. According to Bruce Hansel, in August, images from the daughter of an acquaintance through a messaging app, said DA District Attorney Angela Brunson,
Hansel has been the chief correspondent on NBC Los Angeles for 13 years, beginning in 1987 He also works as a correspondent for KCOP-TV in Los Angeles.
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He was taken into custody at his home in the Pacific Palisades by law enforcement officials in Los Angeles around 10 a.m. a month after a search warrant was served at his home, The Times reported.
His lawyer Steve Sitkoff issued the following statement to the KABC: "Dr. Hansel is completely innocent of the prosecution. We are cooperating with the authorities and expect rapid and complete indictment."
He is facing a number of offenses for contacting a minor for sexual purposes. He was released on $ 5,000 bail Wednesday. He could face up to 18 months in prison if convicted.
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Hansel also served as director of two emergency rooms and worked as a producer, author and director, according to The Times and his page on IMDB.