Washougal nurse may have taken explicit photos at hospital

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: February 22, 2012, 6:12 PM

 
photoBryan Corbitt

More details have emerged in the case of the Washougal pediatric nurse at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of children.

The computer belonging to Bryan W. Corbitt reportedly held sexual images of two young boys that may have been taken at the hospital, The Oregonian has reported.

Corbitt, 43, charged last week with receiving, possession and distributing child pornography, is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

The Oregonian has reported that federal investigators found two images among the 400 from Corbitt’s laptop that showed catheters and diapers identified as possibly coming from Doernbecher.

An OHSU spokesman has said investigators aren’t certain the photos were taken at Doernbecher, however.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney, the investigation began in November. An undercover federal agent working online found a suspect using the screen name “kidluver” sharing files containing child pornography.

Investigators said they traced the screen name and other information to Corbitt’s home, where they served a search warrant on Feb. 1. While serving the warrant, they realized Corbitt was employed as a pediatric intensive care nurse at Doernbecher, which is a unit of Oregon Health & Science University. He had worked there since July 2002.

The hospital placed Corbitt on unpaid leave the same day; he resigned on Feb. 10.