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Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Former U-M medical resident charged with possessing child pornography returns to court Thursday

By Kyle Feldscher was informed Jenson no longer works for UMHS Tuesday morning.

A former University of Michigan Health System medical resident charged with possessing child pornography will return to court Thursday morning for a preliminary exam, according to court records.


Stephen Jenson

Stephen Jenson of Ann Arbor has been charged with four counts of possessing child pornography. He is scheduled to be in the 14A District Court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jenson was in his fourth year of residency at U-M, specializing in medicine and pediatrics, according to university officials. He was suspended from working at the hospital before being released from his position in late December, according to University of Michigan Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown.

A university statement published in the University Record said there’s been “no indication of illegal or inappropriate behavior with patients” and the university was cooperating with police.

Jenson is currently free on a personal recognizance bond, according to the university.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 2:58 p.m.

WHAT A WASTE OF TIME !!! : It is not enough if the University of Michigan is cooperating with the Police Department in the conduct of its inquiry that involves the charges of child pornography. In the practice of Clinical Medicine, knowledge is always derived by studying people who present with complaints of altered body or mental functions. When there is a problem, we investiagte to find the cause and find ways to address the cause manifesting as a problem. If child pornography is a problem, we need to investigate the aspect of human nature that has produced the problem. It is a problem that involves human behavior and it is not a problem of the computer or internet that people use. The Medical School, the Hospital, and the Medical Faculty must explain this problem of human behavior and identify the functional disturbance in clinical terms. How long the University would continue to waste time?


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 12:37 a.m.

In his 4th. year of residency, what a waste of time! Glad to hear the university is working with Police.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:53 p.m.

The Spiritual Well-being of Man : I read this story about a medical resident who is in the fourth year of his residency program with a sense of compassion. It is very unfortunate to know that our Medical Schools and Hospitals are preparing our medical care providers without imparting training about spiritual well-being of man. It is the fundamental duty of Medical Science to describe the nature of human if it wants to promote the health and well-being of human beings. I define man as a physical, mental, social, moral, and spiritual being and I want medical educators in our community to present their view or understanding of man; the substance, the form, its function, and nature. If we fail to define man, we would also fail in providing proper education and training that would be of benefit in medical care and service. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 1:07 p.m.

I have to wonder about this mania on to put up multiple repetitive stories about people who have been accused but not convicted of crimes. I'm sure the stories get hits, but it's unsavory.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 1:23 p.m.

If my neighbor was accused of a crime, I'd like to know that information. Especially, as in this case, it involves crimes against children. It doesn't matter to me if he/she is a prominent member of the community, or a &quot;plain&quot; joe/jane.


Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 12:33 p.m.

if it's all true i hope he goes to jail for a long long time