Emmy-Winning TV Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Contacting Minor for Sex

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Dr. Bruce Hensel, an Emmy-winning former television medical correspondent in Los Angeles and New York, was arrested today, reportedly on suspicion of contacting a minor with intent to commit sexual acts.

ABC7 reported that Hensel, 71, was detained about 10:15 a.m. by Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division investigators. Jail records show Bruce Martin Hensel was booked around noon and was being held on $5,000 bail.

According to the ABC7 report, investigators with the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crime Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at Hensel's Pacific Palisades home on Oct. 16.

LAPD officials had no immediate information on the arrest, but a spokesman said a statement would be released Wednesday afternoon.

According to an online biography, Hensel won multiple Emmy Awards while serving as chief medical correspondent for NBC4. He recently produced and directed a Showtime documentary titled "Beyond the Opposite Sex," focused on transgender relationships.