LOS ANGELES — Dr. Bruce Hensel, an Emmy-winning former television medical correspondent in Los Angeles and New York, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly asking a nine-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive photos.

Hensel, 71, was detained about 10:15 a.m. by Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division investigators, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Jail records show Hensel was booked around noon, with his bail set at $5,000.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Hensel was charged Wednesday with one felony count of contact with a minor for sexual purposes.

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