Doctor heads to court after online se...

Doctor heads to court after online sex sting

There are 17931 comments on the Contra Costa Times story from Oct 13, 2006, titled Doctor heads to court after online sex sting. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

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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Wolin is gonna walk

United States

#1816 Dec 13, 2007
I was molested by a perv wrote:
I was molested as a 11 or 12 year old, but really, it wasn't all that traumatic.(If you ask me, my family relationship with my dad, was in fact the most traumatic event of my childhood!). I suppose I could have been in danger (thank god it was not a violent experience), but I find it a bit ridiculous that some people (males especially, whose hormones are already raging at that age, and there is already quite a bit of sexual curiosity) who say they've become "scarred for life" because an adult touched in unusual ways as a teenager. What kind of cocoon did they live in???
That said, children are vulnerable and I don't think American society does really enough to prevent child abuse, sexual or otherwise. One way of preventing molestation is to give children better sex education at home and in schools; so they can be better prepared and less vulnerable when such situations arise.
And non-violent perverts are just that, lonely pathetic folks that need help. I think they deserve some compassion as well, even as we should try harder to protect children from them.
Get over it.(LOL)
Wolin is gonna walk

United States

#1818 Dec 13, 2007
If Wolin had just pleaded guilty or no contest from the start, I guarantee he would have gotten a very light sentence; probably a few days in jail, a small fine, and community service or CALTRANS. I really hope he wins his case against these ass hole at Dateline NBC and Perverted Justice that are so hell bent on destroying people's lives.

There was one guy that got off real easy. He was the fag that used Craig's List to meet the "gay 13 year old boy." His screen name was "toofastforyall2003. " He got no jail time at all. He must have been able to convince the judge that he knew that faggy blonde hair kid lied about his age. He knew the kid was an adult and not a teen. Good for him. I hope Wolin can do the same thing.
Joe

Hasselt, Belgium

#1820 Dec 13, 2007
Old school

DATELINE NBC - To Catch a Predator: too fast 4' yall 2003

http://uk.youtube.com/watch...

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#1821 Dec 14, 2007
Wolin is gonna walk wrote:
The following celebrities are pedophiles:
Michael Jackson
R. Kelly
Neil Diamond
Roman Polansky
Jerry Lee Lewis
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Rene Angelou (Celine Dion's manager)
Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
probably Thomas Jefferson
Can you think of anyone else ?
You, but your hardly a celebrity ML.

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#1822 Dec 14, 2007
Wolin is gonna walk wrote:
<quoted text>
Get over it.(LOL)
You really are a piece of shit ML Johnson.
Watching Wolin

United States

#1823 Dec 14, 2007
Wolin Is Going To Walk, Are you going to ans. my question as to the reason(s) you feel he was set up?

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#1824 Dec 14, 2007
Watching Wolin wrote:
Wolin Is Going To Walk, Are you going to ans. my question as to the reason(s) you feel he was set up?
WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!

WILL YOU EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FASCINATION ON PEDOPHILISM? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!
Watching Wolin

United States

#1825 Dec 14, 2007
Wolin is gonna walk wrote:
If Wolin had just pleaded guilty or no contest from the start, I guarantee he would have gotten a very light sentence; probably a few days in jail, a small fine, and community service or CALTRANS. I really hope he wins his case against these ass hole at Dateline NBC and Perverted Justice that are so hell bent on destroying people's lives.
There was one guy that got off real easy. He was the fag that used Craig's List to meet the "gay 13 year old boy." His screen name was "toofastforyall2003. " He got no jail time at all. He must have been able to convince the judge that he knew that faggy blonde hair kid lied about his age. He knew the kid was an adult and not a teen. Good for him. I hope Wolin can do the same thing.
He had to serve 3 months. Wonder if his job was waiting for him?
Jan

Grants Pass, OR

#1826 Dec 14, 2007
I've neglected my reading here for a few days and there is so much conjecture to catch up on. It appears that the lack of credible fodder (i.e. no more court dates until January 2008) has given way to imagination and entertainment. These, in turn, have given way to posts in poor taste with no substantive basis of fact. I wonder how many of my fellow posters have had any unwanted or unexpected contacts with law enforcement. I wonder how many of their amusing posts have basis in factual experience and the titillation of seeing their own misery become a burden to someone else.

As I said in a much earlier post, I hope he does receive credit as being a first-time-offender (if he is indeed one) and I hope he can serve his sentence in some kind of relative peace. When he is out, I hope he finds an understatnding support group/relationship (I don't think it will be his wife and I can't blame her). He is relatively young and can still offer medicine much if he is willing to forego the huge compensation he is accustomed to. It is possible to have a peaceful and serene existance after a catostrophic event if one is willing to change inwardly. Whether that happens or not is, of course, up to him.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#1827 Dec 14, 2007
When is the next investigation going to air??? I heard there was one filmed in northern Kentucky several months ago, but for some inexplicable reason it has still yet to air.

It's strange.....they did one investigation in 2004, one in 2005, eight in 2006, and just one so far in 2007....
Treadhead

United States

#1828 Dec 14, 2007
Jan wrote:
I've neglected my reading here for a few days and there is so much conjecture to catch up on. It appears that the lack of credible fodder (i.e. no more court dates until January 2008) has given way to imagination and entertainment. These, in turn, have given way to posts in poor taste with no substantive basis of fact. I wonder how many of my fellow posters have had any unwanted or unexpected contacts with law enforcement. I wonder how many of their amusing posts have basis in factual experience and the titillation of seeing their own misery become a burden to someone else.
As I said in a much earlier post, I hope he does receive credit as being a first-time-offender (if he is indeed one) and I hope he can serve his sentence in some kind of relative peace. When he is out, I hope he finds an understatnding support group/relationship (I don't think it will be his wife and I can't blame her). He is relatively young and can still offer medicine much if he is willing to forego the huge compensation he is accustomed to. It is possible to have a peaceful and serene existance after a catostrophic event if one is willing to change inwardly. Whether that happens or not is, of course, up to him.
I think it is highly possible that he can turn his life around when it is all said and done. But like you said, it is all up to him. The first step is admitting he has a problem. Unfortunately this is the hardest step of all.

Since: Nov 07

Concord, NC

#1829 Dec 15, 2007
Has the issue of what the doc did or didn't see when he walked around the curtain and what made him suddenly leave still an issue?

Because if it is, can't some of the people who were standing back there testify in court?

From Christ Hansen's Reflections of TCAP:

"The doctor

In a nice Petaluma neighborhood, this 48-year-old doctor, name Maurice Wollen, had been chatting online with the decoy posing as a 13 year old girl. And it was pretty graphic. I mean there was no mistaking what he had in mind.

So he comes in, and he’s clearly nervous. But there’s a bit of a conversation between the actress portraying the young teen and the doctor. And my gut was I thought that this was gonna be one of those situations where the chat would continue between the actress and the doctor, and I would come out. And he would probably be one of those guys to stay and talk to me.

But as he’s standing at the bar, you can tell he’s nervous. He goes to pour himself a drink and it comes out a big clump, and it spills all over the place. And now he’s all flustered.

So he’s looking for something to wipe up the mess. So, by this point, the actress is around the corner standing next to me, next to the sound man, next to the cameraman. Dr. Wollen comes around the corner and sees the sound man, and there’s eye contact there. And he freaks a bit. And I start to come out, I said,“You know, excuse me, I just would like to talk to you for a minute.” And he says something to the effect—“No, I’ve gotta go.” And he hot foots it through the garage. And of course he’s met by Petaluma Police. And he knows that he’s in trouble."

Miggy, the Thief
dogstar

Canada

#1830 Dec 15, 2007
Miggy wrote:
Has the issue of what the doc did or didn't see when he walked around the curtain and what made him suddenly leave still an issue?
Because if it is, can't some of the people who were standing back there testify in court?
From Christ Hansen's Reflections of TCAP:
"The doctor
In a nice Petaluma neighborhood, this 48-year-old doctor, name Maurice Wollen, had been chatting online with the decoy posing as a 13 year old girl. And it was pretty graphic. I mean there was no mistaking what he had in mind.
So he comes in, and he’s clearly nervous. But there’s a bit of a conversation between the actress portraying the young teen and the doctor. And my gut was I thought that this was gonna be one of those situations where the chat would continue between the actress and the doctor, and I would come out. And he would probably be one of those guys to stay and talk to me.
But as he’s standing at the bar, you can tell he’s nervous. He goes to pour himself a drink and it comes out a big clump, and it spills all over the place. And now he’s all flustered.
So he’s looking for something to wipe up the mess. So, by this point, the actress is around the corner standing next to me, next to the sound man, next to the cameraman. Dr. Wollen comes around the corner and sees the sound man, and there’s eye contact there. And he freaks a bit. And I start to come out, I said,“You know, excuse me, I just would like to talk to you for a minute.” And he says something to the effect—“No, I’ve gotta go.” And he hot foots it through the garage. And of course he’s met by Petaluma Police. And he knows that he’s in trouble."
Miggy, the Thief
I agree that they should have whomever made eye contact with Wolin testify to that effect if necessary, however it is a ridiculous defense arguement that he changed his mind about the whole thing at that instant. Also, it seems that just showing up at the house solidified his intent and nothing after that matters but like someone mentioned before the defense is desparate.
wolin-tracker

Lafayette, CA

#1831 Dec 15, 2007
Miggy wrote:
Has the issue of what the doc did or didn't see when he walked around the curtain and what made him suddenly leave still an issue?
Because if it is, can't some of the people who were standing back there testify in court?
From Christ Hansen's Reflections of TCAP:
"The doctor
In a nice Petaluma neighborhood, this 48-year-old doctor, name Maurice Wollen, had been chatting online with the decoy posing as a 13 year old girl. And it was pretty graphic. I mean there was no mistaking what he had in mind.
So he comes in, and he’s clearly nervous. But there’s a bit of a conversation between the actress portraying the young teen and the doctor. And my gut was I thought that this was gonna be one of those situations where the chat would continue between the actress and the doctor, and I would come out. And he would probably be one of those guys to stay and talk to me.
But as he’s standing at the bar, you can tell he’s nervous. He goes to pour himself a drink and it comes out a big clump, and it spills all over the place. And now he’s all flustered.
So he’s looking for something to wipe up the mess. So, by this point, the actress is around the corner standing next to me, next to the sound man, next to the cameraman. Dr. Wollen comes around the corner and sees the sound man, and there’s eye contact there. And he freaks a bit. And I start to come out, I said,“You know, excuse me, I just would like to talk to you for a minute.” And he says something to the effect—“No, I’ve gotta go.” And he hot foots it through the garage. And of course he’s met by Petaluma Police. And he knows that he’s in trouble."
Miggy, the Thief
Maybe a minor point: everyone says that "the doctor proceeded to pour himself a drink." That's not quite true. Remember, the actress said to him, "Pour ME a drink." We don't know if the doctor intended to pour HIMSELF a drink...

And if the defense attorney again raises doubt about what Dr. Wolin saw behind the screenline, perhaps Chris Hansen or a TCAP soundman or technician who made eye contact with the
Dr. will testify...
wolin-tracker

Lafayette, CA

#1832 Dec 15, 2007
My mistake; I just reviewed the video. He does proceed to pour himself a drink immediately before she asks him to pour one for her...
dogstar

Canada

#1833 Dec 15, 2007
wolin-tracker wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe a minor point: everyone says that "the doctor proceeded to pour himself a drink." That's not quite true. Remember, the actress said to him, "Pour ME a drink." We don't know if the doctor intended to pour HIMSELF a drink...
And if the defense attorney again raises doubt about what Dr. Wolin saw behind the screenline, perhaps Chris Hansen or a TCAP soundman or technician who made eye contact with the
Dr. will testify...
I wonder how his attorney will reconcile the arguement that he was "concerned" about the girl when he found out that there were at least one unknown man in the house (the man or men he encountered behind the screen and Hansen who was calling out to him as he ran).
wolin-tracker

Lafayette, CA

#1834 Dec 15, 2007
dogstar wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder how his attorney will reconcile the arguement that he was "concerned" about the girl when he found out that there were at least one unknown man in the house (the man or men he encountered behind the screen and Hansen who was calling out to him as he ran).
Dogstar,
Bear in mind that because Dr. Wolin asked for an attorney, the prosecution agreed that nothing he said during his police interview (including the statement that he was "concerned") is admissible at trial.

As to why the doctor left abruptly, the defense could argue that Dr. Wolin simply realized he was the INNOCENT victim of a sting and didn't want to be any part of it. Why should an innocent person feel obligated to stay and subject himself to the ambushers?
Joe

Hasselt, Belgium

#1835 Dec 16, 2007
Upcoming...

NBC's "To Catch a Predator" Sting Proves Successful in Small Kentucky Town
7 Sexual Predators Arrested

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/4245...

Since: Nov 07

Charlotte, NC

#1836 Dec 16, 2007
Won't the DA (or maybe Wollen's own attorney as a pre-emptive measuer) ask him what he was doing there?

If so, he'll either have to stick to his old line of bull ("concerned") or come up with a new line of bull.

Technically, telling the truth is yet another option, but probably not for Wollen.

Miggy, the Thief
wolin-tracker

Lafayette, CA

#1837 Dec 16, 2007
Miggy wrote:
Won't the DA (or maybe Wollen's own attorney as a pre-emptive measuer) ask him what he was doing there?
If so, he'll either have to stick to his old line of bull ("concerned") or come up with a new line of bull.
Technically, telling the truth is yet another option, but probably not for Wollen.
Miggy, the Thief
Miggy, there's not a chance in hell that Dr. Wolin will take the witness stand and testify, which would subject him to cross-examination. The defense strategy is not to "prove" that Dr. Wolin was there out of concern. Its aim is to poke holes in the prosecution case that he came there for sex, and thereby raise reasonable doubt with the jury. The burden of proof is on the prosecution.

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