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Auburn hospital’s pharmacy director arrested on child porn charges

Paul Bauman

A mover’s observation led to the arrest of the pharmacy director for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital on child porn charges.

A moving company reported to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning that what looked like child pornography was in the home of a client, Paul Bauman.

Grace Moving Co. owner Sally Bolger said two movers with the company were at the home moving Bauman’s bed when behind it one of them saw what appeared to be pornographic images of underage people that looked to have been printed off the internet.



The mover called Bolger, who called police, and they responded within minutes, she said.

A deputy responded to the residence east of Sonora, where Bauman gave permission to enter the home and provided the deputy with the child pornography images he had duplicated, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.




Bauman admitted to having used his computer to view thousands of child porn images for many years on the internet, the news release said. Deputies confiscated his computer and numerous printed images of child pornography.

Bolger said the deputy was in the home for about an hour during the investigation and after he finished, the movers brought all of Bauman’s possessions back in the house. She said he lived there with his elderly mother and they were moving to Sacramento.

Asked if Bauman has a criminal record, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Andrea Benson said, “We do not have any previous contact or dealings with him.”

Bauman, 62, was arrested and booked into the Tuolumne County jail on charges of possessing obscene material of a minor in a sexual act, sexual exploitation of a child and sending or selling obscene material of a minor.

Auburn Faith spokesperson Nancy Turner told the Auburn Journal Bauman was not involved in direct patient care and is on administrative leave.

Farrow is local news editor for the Modesto Bee; he can be reached at jfarrow@modbee.com.


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