Doctor heads to court after online sex sting

Full story: Contra Costa Times

A prominent Piedmont doctor is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 2 to answer to felony charges stemming from his arrest in late August in Petaluma in a sting operation involving online sex crimes with children.
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alan

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#223
Jul 6, 2007
 
Shell,
You say that the ex-producer of Dateline's TCAP claims to have reason to believe that Perverted Justice made "adjustments" to the Dr. Wolin chat log. How did you learn this? Shouldn't she so testify at his trial?
Mike Huntsmelze

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#224
Jul 6, 2007
 
Shell said "she claims that Perverted Justice would not provide her with the chat logs, and she had reason to believe there were adjustments to the chat logs made"

This statement was a general reference, not to Mo's chats specifically.

Isn't there a way, via a sophisticated computer program, to show that an electronic chat has been altered (additions, deletions, etc) or if it is legit?

The above question is meant for a "techie" to answer, not just someone rattling off an opinion please. I will rephrase: someone who knows what they are talking about and not someone just guessing.
Mike Huntsmelze

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#225
Jul 6, 2007
 
I wonder how Mo is doing right now...
viennafan

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#226
Jul 8, 2007
 
Shell may have some good points.I am not certain what punishment is fitting but having this air on tv is huge punishment alone.I can truly have empathy for his wife and children.How old are the kids? Can you imagine the kids going to school and other kids calling their dad names?Are they all still living together?What is the wifes name and where does she practice?Has there been other same acts by Dr Wolin or is this an isolated case? Anyone have more recent data?
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#227
Jul 9, 2007
 
Wolin's wife is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and works for the California Pacific Med Center in the bay area. She has a very impressive resume and obviously does great work for young children in need. I feel very sorry for her. You can read her bio at this link:

http://www.cpmc.org/advanced/pediatrics/servi...
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#228
Jul 9, 2007
 
dogstar wrote:
Can someone familiar with editing on Wikipedia put his profile on it?
What I think is interesting, is the amount of time this is taking. He is a scum bag and once again, since he has money...is somthing going on? I hope not.
CarlM

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#229
Jul 10, 2007
 
David wrote:
Geez, "Dr" Royce, Wolin may be the "biggest pervert", but you are the biggest fraud as well as a moron. How could you have even passed the verbal part of the MCAT the way you write? The oath you claim to take is the Hippocratic Oath and it is not "taken when we get our liscense (sic) to practice medicine". It's recited when you earn your MD degree and there is no wording in the Oath that refers to what you write. Yes, shame on Maurice Wolin, but shame on you, too for pretending to be a doctor. At least Mr. Wolin didn't pretend to be a predator. And btw, why didn't you claim to be an MD when you made your previous moronic posts on this board?
Me am also a pediachric doktur and i agre wiv doktur roys.. he rocs
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#230
Jul 10, 2007
 
Not to excuse Dr. Wolin's conduct in any way, can you imagine the nightmare he is living? Here is a well-respected doctor who has lost everything dear to him -- home & family, career, reputation -- in the blink of an eye. Incarceration to follow. All this, and he hasn't even had his preliminary hearing yet. The destruction that this one action has wrought is terrifying.
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#231
Jul 10, 2007
 
here is the latest update 7/10/2007

http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/ci_618...

Wolin court date postponed again
By Linda Davis
CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Article Launched: 06/20/2007 06:08:22 PM PDT

Once again, the court date for Piedmont oncologist-researcher Maurice Wolin has been postponed.
Wolin, 49, is accused of attempting lewd behavior on a minor. He and 28 other Bay Area men were arrested in a sex-sting operation last August at a Petaluma house. The men are accused of propositioning girls on the Internet, then going to a house to have an intimate "date" with an underage girl.

The "girls" at the house were young-looking actresses; the girls on the Internet were police decoys.

The men were all arrested shortly after they arrived at the house.

Wolin's preliminary hearing set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa is now scheduled for Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, a Sonoma County District Attorney spokeswoman said. Prosecutors on June 13 filed a motion for continuance because a key witness was unavailable, the spokeswoman said.

The hearing is expected to be in Dept. 14. At the hearing, witnesses will provide testimony or evidence in open court. Judge Raima Ballinger will then decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Wolin's court dates have been postponed numerous times, due to the illness of the judge, of the defense attorney and other reasons. Wolin's Southern California attorney Blair Berk, who also represents numerous Hollywood celebrities, had no comments on the case this week.

Wolin and the others' actions were caught on tape on NBC Dateline's "Catch a Predator" show, which has aired several times.
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Jul 10, 2007
 
Dagger63

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Gee how come I dont have these tendencies? Funny thing, ever since that 16 year old when I was 20 put me through airhead hell, I ahve never been 'accused' of anything like that ever!!! I have relatives with kids, friends with kids, and if you think about it DR. FETESH SAYS "How do you have sex with one of them? They are too small and the perp is too tall and big ect..."
YOU NEED MEDICATION!!!!

EXSCUSE ME WHAT TYPE OF MEDIOCATION? The person was only accused as a joke. He has relatives and friends with kids...and NO ONE HAS EVER ACCUSED HIM OF MOLESTING ANY OF THEM!!!
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#233
Jul 10, 2007
 
SORRY ABOUT THE MISPRINT-MISPELLING
BUT

THIS PERSON "REPOST 2" HAS FRIENDS WITH KIDS and RELATIVES WITH KIDS-MOSTLY FEMALE-ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 13-AND NONE HAVE ACCUSED THIS GUY OF MOLESTING THEM EVER OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATED!!!

("YOU NEED MEDICATION!!!"??????????
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#234
Jul 10, 2007
 
UPDATE AGAIN
here is the latest update 7/10/2007
http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/ci_618 ...
Wolin court date postponed again
By Linda Davis
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
Article Launched: 06/20/2007 06:08:22 PM PDT
Once again, the court date for Piedmont oncologist-researcher Maurice Wolin has been postponed.
Wolin, 49, is accused of attempting lewd behavior on a minor. He and 28 other Bay Area men were arrested in a sex-sting operation last August at a Petaluma house. The men are accused of propositioning girls on the Internet, then going to a house to have an intimate "date" with an underage girl.
The "girls" at the house were young-looking actresses; the girls on the Internet were police decoys.
The men were all arrested shortly after they arrived at the house.
Wolin's preliminary hearing set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa is now scheduled for Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, a Sonoma County District Attorney spokeswoman said. Prosecutors on June 13 filed a motion for continuance because a key witness was unavailable, the spokeswoman said.
The hearing is expected to be in Dept. 14. At the hearing, witnesses will provide testimony or evidence in open court. Judge Raima Ballinger will then decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial.
Wolin's court dates have been postponed numerous times, due to the illness of the judge, of the defense attorney and other reasons. Wolin's Southern California attorney Blair Berk, who also represents numerous Hollywood celebrities, had no comments on the case this week.
Wolin and the others' actions were caught on tape on NBC Dateline's "Catch a Predator" show, which has aired several times.
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#235
Jul 10, 2007
 
If they are too small you cant have sex with them. ALSO UH... Ponder this:

GIRL IS 13 YEARS OLD:
1. How many of them have sexy underwear and thongs?
2. What her BRA size?
3. Does she shave?
4. Also the reason why you keep hearing the age of 13 is that you get charged with the most serious offenses related!!!

KEEP IN MIND 13 year old kids go after 13 year old kids........different and/or same gender.
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Jul 11, 2007
 

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david wrote:
Wolin's wife is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and works for the California Pacific Med Center in the bay area. She has a very impressive resume and obviously does great work for young children in need. I feel very sorry for her. You can read her bio at this link:
http://www.cpmc.org/advanced/pediatrics/servi...
Poor lady. I can't begin to imagine the stress and humiliation that she's gone through, along with her children.

http://www.corrupted-justice.com/

This website is dedicated to investigating Perverted Justice, their methods, and what they've accomplished. For ever good outcome, they've baited, and lured hundreds of gullible guys into a nightmare.

I'm not defending predators, but, on the other hand, I'm not going to defend witch hunts, either, which ruin not just one life, but, entire families. Did Dr. Wolin's wife deserve this? Do his young daughters? He may be a jerk, but, these are the real victims.

If his computer yields some illegal activity, like other contacts who are underage, or kiddie porn, or the DA's investigation, uses other criteria, then, throw him in prison, take away his license, his family, his wealth...

But, if he was just bored, and lured to a home out of complete ignorance and curiosity, it may be creepy, but, not necessarily a crime. We're going down a slippery slope in our culture, extolling youthful sexuality everywhere, but, making it a taboo, which makes it more desirable in men's fantasies. The Internet beckons their sensual desires with a shmorgasbord of endless pornography.

The Internet, by itself, poses as much dangers to men like Wolin, and the other schmucks caught on Dateline, as to children, who are alone and bored, and enter the chatrooms and social networking sites.

I hate child predators, but, we're making assumptions about these men, in stark daylight.
We can't ignore the temptations and seductive nature of Internet, and how they fall victim to our culture's exploitation and lust for very young flesh.

To entrap these men may seem right, but, is it? Shouldn't this be the job of the Justice Department, FBI, and local LE agencies? Since when are volunteer citizen groups, with little training, allowed to entrap bad guys?

The majority of these men have no priors. Wolin had no criminal record of any kind. He had a distinguished career, and life. Now, he's ruined, and his family must be suffering a hellish nightmare. To throw him in prison, seems excessive, by the strength of this one show's entrapment by a dubious citizen vigilante group of anonymous zealots.
Steven NY

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#239
Jul 11, 2007
 
There is nothing wrong with picking up $100 if it's laying on 3rd street. It's different from saying there's $100 in the cash register. You can't get arrested for picking up money on the ground. No one is hurt by picking up lost money, people are hurt, children are hurt when they are molested. That is a disgrace and for you to defend that act makes me question if you have not been as unlucky as others. I personally think that they are not getting enough time. They are giving people a lot more time for crimes that are less disgusting than molestation. It is not that they are offered something and can't resist momentarily which any normal person would easily decide to decline, but they make the effort to drive to and contemplate the entire time. That is terrible. I am glad people are being put on TV because it may make others think they are being set up and not act in such a disgusting matter.
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#240
Jul 11, 2007
 
His court date keeps getting moved. He was to already have had his date in June -- but this was the second or third time it was moved -- previously he was to appear in court in April.

A motion was filed by his attorneys on June 13th because a "key witness" was not available.

He is now scheduled to appear in court August 6th and 7th.

The newspaper article is here:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/c ...

UH-why the hell do you think the person needs therapy DAGGER63........ you are around children also, and you dont molest them now do you?

ALSO Nobody on here can figure out the guys wife. She must have kept her maiden name.
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#241
Jul 11, 2007
 
A person is around kids and nobody has ever accused him of molestation. SOME PEOPLE GET ACCUSED AS A JOKE. Think about this; 13 year old...why all this , over and over again, a 13 year old? I think its because the most serious charges gets applied when you do anything with a 13 year old that is wrong. Thats why they keep listing on these stings as "13". Also in california, I checked the records on PERVERTED JUSTICE against the MEGANS LAW PAGE. Some of the names are now registered sex offenders, while some of the ones convicted are not registered. WEIRD THING THOUGH: some of the ones arrested because of internet chat rooms were only convicted of "Lewd/act with person under 14 years old..." NO MENTION of anything to do with the internet/solicitation?.......s o far only one person it seems is a registered sex offender with an internet related crime. The other charge was sending the material over the internet.

HOW MANY OF you on here have been around children and have been accused of molesting, but they didnt go to the police?
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#242
Jul 11, 2007
 
I kinda agree. How do you have sex with children? It would feel icky, and how could you be wanting sex with someone that small? How can one have sex with something that small? Recently, 48 hours did a story and it had a person that had posession of KIDDY PORN and it showed 3 year olds being raped....a person who claims 'you cant have sex with them-they are too small...' doesnt need therapy. Its just an observation. Also I have NEVER had sex with a minor of any size. I also have NO CRIMINAL RECORD (DAGGER63)
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#243
Jul 11, 2007
 
YES. That person is right. Not only 'statitory rape', but how does one have sex with a 13 year old? How does a man from 18 years old till how old do that. man or woman. thats an observation i agree. I ALSO DONT HAVE SEX WITH KIDS!!!
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#244
Jul 11, 2007
 
Go to the PERVERTED JUSTICE websight. After a conviction, that PJ was involved in (date line and beyond) they put up the transcripts of these people and what they did. also included are the 'pictures of there genatles' also there too. The transcripts are there. not only is this sick, but you gotta wonder: WHY WOULD YOU ASK A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL ABOUT HER BRA SIZE OR IF SHE SHAVES???

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