No internet, no phone, no contact with minors for former UH employee charged with child porn

Ricardo Alva stands accused of having 453 nude photos of girls ages 3 to 15 on multiple electronics. (Source: WRDW)

Friday, April 5, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Bond was granted for a former University Hospital employee is charged with computer pornography and child exploitation after hundreds of photos were found on his computer and cell phone.

Ricardo Alva, 64, was given a $50,000 bond after he was indicted Tuesday on federal child pornography charges.

As a result, Alva has been ordered to have no internet access, no phone, or no contact with any minors.

Alva was, hospital officials say, was a resource coordinator who "assisted with hospital codes during his shift and managed staffing," according to hospital officials.

Although Alva did not have contact with any patients at University, the hospital released the following statement:

"He was placed on administrative leave without pay when we were informed by authorities of his arrest, and he was subsequently terminated. We conducted an extensive internal investigation and have cooperated fully with the authorities. We are confident there are no patients involved because we do not have an active pediatric services line. Pediatric patients are seen at the Children's Hospital of Georgia."