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San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF psychiatrist, 2nd man face charges of having child porn
By Evan Sernoffsky
May 11, 2017

Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart

A 36-year-old UCSF psychiatrist and his boyfriend were arrested and charged with possession of hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, officials said Thursday.

Billy Lockhart, a resident at UCSF’s Department of Psychology and graduate of Yale University’s School of Medicine, was arrested Tuesday at his home near the hospital on the 100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, police said.

The San Francisco Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit started looking at Lockhart in March after investigators determined he was uploading and trading child pornography on the Internet, officials said.

Lockhart was using the UCSF Wi-Fi to upload child pornography, police said.

On Tuesday, police said they served a search warrant at Lockhart’s home, where they found several of his electronic devices containing hundreds of videos and pictures of child porn.

Benjamin Martin, 33, who lives with Lockhart, also had hundreds of files containing child porn on his devices, officials said.

Lockhart and Martin are in a relationship, according to their Facebook pages, on which they’ve posted dozens of pictures together.

The men were arrested at the home they shared. Each suspect was charged Thursday with possession of more than 600 files of child pornography. Lockhart was additionally charged with distribution of child pornography.

Lockhart is a medical doctor who graduated from Yale University’s School of Medicine, according to his UCSF profile page.

UCSF officials acknowledged the arrest on Thursday, saying in a statement that the school “takes theses allegations extremely seriously.”

The university placed Lockhart on investigatory leave, and suspended all of his clinical activity and access to its systems.

“The UCSF Police Department is fully cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department in this investigation,” school officials said.

Billy Lockhart