UPDATE #3 Frederick Pediatrician, Dr. Ernesto Torres Bond Status

FREDERICK, MD – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2 pm, Dr. Ernesto Torres appeared before Frederick Circuit Court for a bond review regarding the indictment that resulted in an additional 65 charges. The Honorable Judge William R. Nicklas Jr. set an additional bond in the amount of $400,000 secured with the conditions of home detention, not to practice medicine until court proceeding determination, no contact with females under the age of 18, and to surrender his passport.

In response to the bond review, State’s Attorney Charlie Smith commented, “While we are disappointed that he was again granted bond, we were relieved to hear the judge revoke his ability to practice pediatrics or medicine.”

The Frederick Police Department believes there may be other victims in this case. Anyone with information about this case, including other potential victims should contact Detective Sean McKinney at 240-578-5683.

There are many resources available online and locally that provide tips on having these conversations. Local resources are available for victims of sexual assault including:

 Frederick Police Department, Victim Services Unit (301) 600-1356

 The Child Advocacy Center (301) 600-1758

 Heartly House (301) 662-8800

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It is merely a formal charge until and if the defendant is found guilty in a future judicial proceeding. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.