Doctor heads to court after online se...

Doctor heads to court after online sex sting

There are 17213 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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dogstar

Vernon, Canada

#1201 Nov 9, 2007
Oh by the way, if he is working in some menial position, don't feel too sorry for him. He very likely has a sizable fortune stashed away and the job is a sympathy ploy (to try to show the court that he's contributing to society).

If he really wanted to do some good, he should use his medical skills and volunteer at an animal shelter or something of that nature.
Treadhead

Sacramento, CA

#1202 Nov 9, 2007
dogstar wrote:
<quoted text>
Good one! Like I asked before, what are we going to do when this whole thing is all wrapped up? We won't have Wolin to kick around anymore.
Oh well, we probably have at least another year to have fun with this.
And Maurice Wolin responds...

When this is all done,
You'll have no one to shun!
I'm good for a laugh,
I look like a giraffe!
But for me, this is not fun.

You've no right to be galled!
(at least you're not bald)
I'm the talk of the town
I feel like a clown
I'm glad you're so enthralled!

They treat me like Charles Manson
and it's all because of Chis Hansen!
I wasn't going to mollest the young gal,
I only wanted to be her pal
And now I'm the world's worst person

I just wanted to be Uncle Mo
And take her to a show
I really made a mess
When I asked her to undress
And wound up on that damn Predator Show!

And when I saw the first cop
I felt my jaw just drop
They turned out to be such asses
That I broke my damn sunglasses
That was when I shed many a teardrop

But the girl seemed so hot
That she made my heart stop
I was so excited I could not think
And I even spilled my drink!
But alas, a girl she was not.

I went off to jail
Had to call my wife for bail!
She told me, My dear Mo
Out of this house you will go!
In love I'm doomed to fail :(
dogstar

Vernon, Canada

#1203 Nov 9, 2007
What would be hilarious is if someone could parody the Wolin takedown on You Tube. There was a You Tube video a while back making fun of the Qays Mahjoob takedown.(i.e him screaming while he was getting zapped by the Taser).

Too bad they didn't Taser Wolin too. That would have been the icing on the cake.
Treadhead

Sacramento, CA

#1204 Nov 9, 2007
dogstar wrote:
What would be hilarious is if someone could parody the Wolin takedown on You Tube. There was a You Tube video a while back making fun of the Qays Mahjoob takedown.(i.e him screaming while he was getting zapped by the Taser).
Too bad they didn't Taser Wolin too. That would have been the icing on the cake.
It would be great if they could make that into a musical.

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#1205 Nov 9, 2007
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>
This has to be a joke, but it's not funny, this type of behavior is no joking matter.
Ricky email me @[email protected] I have to talk to you.
Watching Wolin

United States

#1206 Nov 9, 2007
Treadhead wrote:
<quoted text>
Ol' Mo Wo gets my number one vote. NBC should pay him for the ratings boost he gave them.
Next was the guy who came in the house naked. Can't remember his name, it was one of the earlier stings. He gets nailed the very next day trying to meet another teen at McDonald's.
Lastly there was Staff Sergeant Rolando Restocruz. I can't say this was enjoyable, but it was memorable for sad reasons. He was the guy that knelt down in front of Hansen begging for mercy. I felt bad for the GI's (I'm a retired GI myself) Restocruz upon his conviction appologized to the US Army for having betrayed the uniform. He was sorry and didn't make any excuses.
The Mcdonalds perv was re-arrested for exposing himself to two little girls in a park. The last I heard he was held without bail. He got a suspended sentence from the Dateline bust but may get some time now.
Watching Wolin

United States

#1207 Nov 9, 2007
bama wrote:
<quoted text>
I watched that heavily edited piece of crap. Read the unedited chatlogs of the conversations and show me one case where the decoy has mentioned sex first.
Don't you think NBC knows the laws better than someone who can't even spell "broadcast" correctly what the laws are as to whether they are breaking any laws by showing their faces?
You are correct. They do know the laws.
They do not have to get permission to show their faces because it is protected under the news gathering laws. News gathering is protected under first amendment.
off limits

United States

#1208 Nov 9, 2007
Faggster and Troll Packer (ROFL)

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#1209 Nov 9, 2007
off limits wrote:
Faggster and Troll Packer (ROFL)
Pathetic troll LMFAO!
SLW-JPRK

Redwood City, CA

#1210 Nov 9, 2007
Dogstar, Treadhead,
You seem to be two of the more reasonable posters on this board, but I am curious why you are so invested in all of this. Do you know Mo personally? There has to be a reason why you would spend so much time, energy, and research - not to mention time to write poetry....please enlighten
Treadhead

United States

#1211 Nov 10, 2007
SLW wrote:
Dogstar, Treadhead,
You seem to be two of the more reasonable posters on this board, but I am curious why you are so invested in all of this. Do you know Mo personally? There has to be a reason why you would spend so much time, energy, and research - not to mention time to write poetry....please enlighten
I don't know Dr. Wolin personally. I can't speak for Dogstar, but my interest in this case stems from the fact that Wolin is no ordinary citizen. Prominent citizens like politicians get into trouble all the time, but we expect this kind of behaviour from them -- unfortunately.

For a Doctor -- an individual who has taken an oath to protect life, well this comes as more of a surprise.

But there's more to it than that. Dr. Wolin's attitude gives me pause. He has a problem and he is unwilling (or seemingly unwilling) to admit it and seek help. Were he to do this, I would be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I would respect his courage.

The other issue is the Legal system. I won't call this mummer's farce a justice system, because it is not. What I do NOT want to see here is somebody of means, who is able to hire a good lawyer get aquitted while someone who gets stuck with a public defender rots away in jail.

We Americans pride ourselves on our sense of justice. It's Liberty and Justice for All as opposed to Liberty and Justice for those who can afford it.

I know I go overboard sometimes (especially with the Limmericks) but my attempts at humor are really an attempt to deal with the frustration this whole thing gives me.
SLW-JPRK

Redwood City, CA

#1212 Nov 10, 2007
I find it interesting that so many assumptions are being made about this man based solely on what has been portrayed in the media, and observed from a distance. I agree that some things cannot be disputed - he had an inappropriate conversation, and drove to the house. Your allegatons that he is not remorseful is also based on his legal case and his reaction when he was arrested. Can we keep an open mind that perhaps there is more to all of this than what has been shown publicly? Which is why I inquired whether or not you knew him personally. If all this was based on direct experience - I would understand. But from a reasonable perspective, you must be able to concede that you do not know all the full details, and yet sweeping statements and accusations are being made on an incomplete set of facts.
dogstar

Port Moody, Canada

#1213 Nov 10, 2007
SLW wrote:
Dogstar, Treadhead,
You seem to be two of the more reasonable posters on this board, but I am curious why you are so invested in all of this. Do you know Mo personally? There has to be a reason why you would spend so much time, energy, and research - not to mention time to write poetry....please enlighten
I don't know Wolin and the Dateline segment was the first time I'd ever heard about him. I was simply disgusted at his behaviour when I first saw it and have become even more so at his continuing attempt to evade conviction using means that are not available to 95% of the population.

Perhaps he has some redeeming qualities that I am unaware of but I'll stand by my assertion that his acts with respect to this case were and continue to be disgusting, the denial of wrongdoing more than anything else.

I've also heard (unsubstantiated however) on a QLT board, which is the company here in Vancouver that he worked at when this all went down that he had some problems in the workplace with a female coworker (i.e. they were alluding to sexual harrassment).

I do find the courtroom action somewhat interesting and find similarities to the OJ Simpson trial many years ago because of the conspiracy theories thrown out by the 'dreamteam' defense.

I also enjoy the banter with Treadhead as he seems to be a reasonable and honourable person with sensible views and a flair for humourous poetry.
Treadhead

United States

#1214 Nov 11, 2007
SLW-JPRK wrote:
I find it interesting that so many assumptions are being made about this man based solely on what has been portrayed in the media, and observed from a distance. I agree that some things cannot be disputed - he had an inappropriate conversation, and drove to the house. Your allegatons that he is not remorseful is also based on his legal case and his reaction when he was arrested. Can we keep an open mind that perhaps there is more to all of this than what has been shown publicly? Which is why I inquired whether or not you knew him personally. If all this was based on direct experience - I would understand. But from a reasonable perspective, you must be able to concede that you do not know all the full details, and yet sweeping statements and accusations are being made on an incomplete set of facts.
You make some very good points. It's true that I'm basing my opinions on what has been portrayed publicly. There may be more to this than we know.

But let me offer this. Addictions, whether alcohol, drugs or sex are insidious in nature. They override what would be normal judgement causing self destructive acts. Addictions oftentimes cannot be cured, but they can be managed given treatment.

I'm speaking factually here, not judgementally. An addcition is no respecter of persons and can strike anybody.

What's true about addictions is that they can't be satisified and drive the person to greater and more brazen acts. I'm thinking that without intervention, Dr. Wolin may have ended up sooner or later actually molesting a child. I'm not saying that it would happen, only that it was likley. The consequences for that would be devastating for all concerned.

It is possible that this sting and getting caught might have been the best outcome for Dr. Wolin. This is providing that either the court mandates treatment or that he realizes the gravity of his issues and seeks help himself.

I'm certain that his wife still loves him. You love someone for who they are good and bad. If she was here I would tell her to take solace in the possibility that this cloud could have a silver lining if it gets him to seek help.

Demons are demons and oftentimes we can't fight them alone.
SLW-JPRK

Redwood City, CA

#1215 Nov 11, 2007
Treadhead wrote:
<quoted text>
You make some very good points. It's true that I'm basing my opinions on what has been portrayed publicly. There may be more to this than we know.
But let me offer this. Addictions, whether alcohol, drugs or sex are insidious in nature. They override what would be normal judgement causing self destructive acts. Addictions oftentimes cannot be cured, but they can be managed given treatment.
I'm speaking factually here, not judgementally. An addcition is no respecter of persons and can strike anybody.
What's true about addictions is that they can't be satisified and drive the person to greater and more brazen acts. I'm thinking that without intervention, Dr. Wolin may have ended up sooner or later actually molesting a child. I'm not saying that it would happen, only that it was likley. The consequences for that would be devastating for all concerned.
It is possible that this sting and getting caught might have been the best outcome for Dr. Wolin. This is providing that either the court mandates treatment or that he realizes the gravity of his issues and seeks help himself.
I'm certain that his wife still loves him. You love someone for who they are good and bad. If she was here I would tell her to take solace in the possibility that this cloud could have a silver lining if it gets him to seek help.
Demons are demons and oftentimes we can't fight them alone.
I agree with your comment about addiction, but how do we know that this was not a single one-off incident? Again, it doesn't absolve him of the obvious things that he did wrong, and we are assuming that he would be no different than the others that were caught up in the sting. But really, what evidence is there that this is a pattern, or an addiction. Is it possible that he did something that was just stupid and used poor judgment and will now have to pay dearly for this? There is plenty of evidence that came out from the preliminary hearings that shows he did not want to go to the house, that he did not want to do anything with the girl. But this was not aired on the show - why not? Because that doesn't make good ratings. How can they portray the good doctor as being a pervert, if they show that he said, "if we meet, nothing can happen". Or, "lets meet at the mall". So much came out of those hearings that prove more than reasonable doubt regarding intent. But more importantly, it shows that what was aired on tv was skewed towards what would achieve high ratings.

He was badgered to go, and yes, he is the adult and should have know better - but tell me, who doesn't make mistakes? In the end, he drove there and I'm sure he is regretting that decision every day of his life.

As for his wife, and his children, they are the real victims in all of this. As horrific as this must be for them, I hope that they will not let this ruin their lives and one day, be able to move on from this. I also hope that anyone with a sense of decency will leave them out of this, and respect their privacy. I have seen several postings publicizing their personal information, and links to where his wife works. The people who are doing this are just as vile as the sex predators and its unconscionable that they do this.
Will

Mcdonough, GA

#1216 Nov 11, 2007
Treadhead wrote:
During the takedown, I noticed that the police were easier on Wolin than the other suspects. With the exception of Yancy Wallace (who walked into the garage with hands raised) most of the others were thrown face down amidst shouts from the officers.
Wolin, being a doctor of significant stature was regarded as less of a threat (plus they didn't want to embarass him given his ability to sue). When he first saw them, he waved his hands at them in a dismissive gesture. We didn't even know the cops were present except for that.
It was when Wolin got hysterical and threw down his sunglasses that the police got physical. I'm surprised they didn't charge him with resisting arrest or threatening an officer (the sunglass incident could have been taken as a threat or prelude to violence on Wolin's part)
None of the suspects were happy about being arrested, although they all handled it differently. Most walked away in total shock with blank faces. A few of them cried. But only Dr. Wolin became hysterical, creating a scene that garnered Dateline NBC a major ratings boost.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Wolin was waving the cops away. He held his hands up to surrender.
Will

Mcdonough, GA

#1217 Nov 11, 2007
oldwisdom wrote:
Wolin will walk; he will not be convicted by a jury. It is unfortunate that Americans have been conditioned to adore the children of celebrities.
Later, after Wolin walks, the American masses will say, "well, he hurt his reputation!"
Not enough to care. Men like him are "thick faced"; that is they have thick skin; his reputation will remain intact as his peers have their own "reputations".
Did you forget or never heard of Patrick Naughton?
He flew to another state to meet a 12 year old for sex.
Law, order, & punishment is selective; not mandatory. Maurice Wolin will walk and be forgotten just as Patrick Naughton was.
Laws, order, & punishments are meant for the "background people"; YOU.
Forget about it.
No way this guy walks unless his high profile lawyer pleas out for him with a good deal. No way a jury will acquit him when they caught him on tape. This guy has no reputation after being seen by millions of viewers not to mention the re-runs. The medical board will revoke his license. His wife has left him. This guy has destroyed his life in a matter of minutes.
Treadhead

United States

#1218 Nov 12, 2007
SLW-JPRK wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with your comment about addiction, but how do we know that this was not a single one-off incident? Again, it doesn't absolve him of the obvious things that he did wrong, and we are assuming that he would be no different than the others that were caught up in the sting. But really, what evidence is there that this is a pattern, or an addiction. Is it possible that he did something that was just stupid and used poor judgment and will now have to pay dearly for this? There is plenty of evidence that came out from the preliminary hearings that shows he did not want to go to the house, that he did not want to do anything with the girl. But this was not aired on the show - why not? Because that doesn't make good ratings. How can they portray the good doctor as being a pervert, if they show that he said, "if we meet, nothing can happen". Or, "lets meet at the mall". So much came out of those hearings that prove more than reasonable doubt regarding intent. But more importantly, it shows that what was aired on tv was skewed towards what would achieve high ratings.
He was badgered to go, and yes, he is the adult and should have know better - but tell me, who doesn't make mistakes? In the end, he drove there and I'm sure he is regretting that decision every day of his life.
As for his wife, and his children, they are the real victims in all of this. As horrific as this must be for them, I hope that they will not let this ruin their lives and one day, be able to move on from this. I also hope that anyone with a sense of decency will leave them out of this, and respect their privacy. I have seen several postings publicizing their personal information, and links to where his wife works. The people who are doing this are just as vile as the sex predators and its unconscionable that they do this.
I don't know for certain that this was a single isolated incident. The only one who knows for sure is Dr. Wolin.

But the acts speak for themselves. He asks someone who he believes is only 13 her bra size, then talks about dressing and undressing. This behavior is abnormal. I'm not making a judgement call here. I'm talking facts.

In my opinion Dr. Wolin has a serious issue. My question would be simply why? And there could be a whole host of reasons as to why. And the reasons may be so deeply rooted that he himself could not venture an answer.

The key is treatment and couseling. I think this is advice that even his closest friends would give him.

I don't want to know his personal business because it is none of my affair -- but I would like to see him get some kind of therapy that would at least help delve into the causes of this behavior. Only then can he move on.
Treadhead

United States

#1219 Nov 12, 2007
SLW-JPRK wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with your comment about addiction, but how do we know that this was not a single one-off incident? Again, it doesn't absolve him of the obvious things that he did wrong, and we are assuming that he would be no different than the others that were caught up in the sting. But really, what evidence is there that this is a pattern, or an addiction. Is it possible that he did something that was just stupid and used poor judgment and will now have to pay dearly for this? There is plenty of evidence that came out from the preliminary hearings that shows he did not want to go to the house, that he did not want to do anything with the girl. But this was not aired on the show - why not? Because that doesn't make good ratings. How can they portray the good doctor as being a pervert, if they show that he said, "if we meet, nothing can happen". Or, "lets meet at the mall". So much came out of those hearings that prove more than reasonable doubt regarding intent. But more importantly, it shows that what was aired on tv was skewed towards what would achieve high ratings.
He was badgered to go, and yes, he is the adult and should have know better - but tell me, who doesn't make mistakes? In the end, he drove there and I'm sure he is regretting that decision every day of his life.
As for his wife, and his children, they are the real victims in all of this. As horrific as this must be for them, I hope that they will not let this ruin their lives and one day, be able to move on from this. I also hope that anyone with a sense of decency will leave them out of this, and respect their privacy. I have seen several postings publicizing their personal information, and links to where his wife works. The people who are doing this are just as vile as the sex predators and its unconscionable that they do this.
I wanted to address some of the other points that you made, and didn't want to put it all inn one post (I crashed the server with huge posts LOL)

You talk about the evidence pointing to his hesitancy to meet or do anything with the girl. I would find this easier to believe if he didn't show up at the house. What were his intentions once he got there? Curiosity? About what?

Was he just being cautious when he said "We can't do anything" etc. I don't doubt that he was a bit nervous if not afraid to ventore out to the house. But this I belive ties into my claim about addiction.

A gambler will gamble away their last few dollars even if they know they will lose. Why? It's the trill of it all. Addictions cannot be satisfied as they leave the addicted person always wanting more.

Again, to reiterate my point, I would urge Dr. Wollin to seek counseling. This I believe would go a long way to reconciliation with his family, it would show the jury that he was remorseful -- and finally and perhaps more importantly it would help him reconcile with himself.

That's just my opinion for what it is worth...

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#1222 Nov 12, 2007
Troll Slayer wrote:
<quoted text>Ricky email me @[email protected] I have to talk to you.
I emailed you on Sat. did you get it?

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