Alberta doctor accused of child porn charges found dead in hospital

The Alberta coroner has ruled that a woman who had allegedly been accused of selling child pornography through her private practice has died.

In a statement, the coroner’s office said it was notified of the death of Dr. Christine Ann Tarrant on Friday morning.

She had been diagnosed with non-life threatening cardiac arrest and was being treated at Calgary General Hospital.

Tarrant, who is a pediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Calgary, had been under investigation by the RCMP since June, after being charged with trafficking in child pornography, possession of child pornography and possessing child pornography material.

She was arrested in Calgary on March 25 and was released on bail.

The Mounties had been investigating Tarrand since March 23, when she was charged with selling child porn on the internet, possession and use of child exploitation material and distributing child pornography materials.

They said they had found hundreds of images on her computer.

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