Charles Berry

Washington Post
Customs Service Leads War on Child Pornography
By Mary Thornton
August 9, 1986

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Dr. Charles Markham Berry, a prominent Atlanta psychiatrist known for his Christian counseling and volunteer work at local orphanages, was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison on federal and state charges of child molestation and child pornography.

At Berry’s federal trial, U.S. Attorney Stephen Cowen said that “the evil that Dr. Berry has done in his life totally overshadowed the good. He wrapped himself in religious piety and used his position in the church and the community to shield himself and . . . to find children . . . to seduce them.”

The investigation of Berry, 66, began late last year when the U.S. Customs Service intercepted child pornography he had ordered from Europe in the names of friends, traced it to him and obtained a warrant to search his home…