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Stanford pediatrician arrested for allegedly meeting a minor for sex

Original post made on Feb 10, 2021

A Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford physician has been arrested for allegedly attempting to lure a girl to a location for sexual activity, according to the Redwood City Police Department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 9:24 AM

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 10, 2021 at 9:54 am

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You have to ask why anyone, in this day and age, would be stupid enough to think they could get away with this type of crime without being detected and caught.

Posted by Jacob Epstein
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 10, 2021 at 10:08 am

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This does not look good but in America, one is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Possible defenses include police entrapment and/or false testimony on behalf of the minor in question.

It is a shame to let one's medical career go down the drain due to something like this.

Keeping one's personal and private thoughts to themselves is oftentimes the best way to go as one cannot be arrested or imprisoned for such endeavors.

Acting upon them is another matter altogether.

Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 10, 2021 at 10:25 am

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Of course he is innocent until proven guilty, but if he is found guilty they should lock this creepy doctor up for a long time. Only a real sicko would do something like this and especially one that works not only with children but in an esteemed position as a Doctor working with children at Stanford. This guy has a good life and good job and he allegedly risked it all for this?! I don’t get it. If these allegations are proven true, I shutter to think of what this so called Doctor was thinking about while working with children. [Portion removed.] I’m getting sick of hearing about these innocent kids being stalked or worse by internet predators. Parents please also keep an eye on and monitor the online activity of your children. You can’t trust anyone these days with all of this technology including Stanford Doctors apparently.

Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Feb 10, 2021 at 1:45 pm

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Outstanding police work on the part of all law enforcement agencies involved! You have my thanks!

Posted by 2 x PAUSD Parent
a resident of Triple El
on Feb 10, 2021 at 8:28 pm

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@Jacob Epstein,
How much does it matter if it is police entrapment?
The man went (allegedly) thinking he was going to meet a minor for sex. Irrespective of whether he was lured or not, he (allegedly) acted on an urge which he must well know is immoral and illegal.

Would you consider it a shame if he was not a doctor but a, say, garbage truck driver? How about a Hispanic gardener?

Do you consider it a shame that he may have already mollested minors in his care as a doctor?

Posted by Paly Alum
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2021 at 11:34 pm

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