34-year-old Borzin Mottaghian, of Provo, Utah, has been charged in the sexual assaults of several women while posing as a doctor. According to police, Mottaghian placed an ad on craigslist offering women $200 for testing a new medical device. When the women showed up to Mottaghian’s office, he would perform ‘exams’ with his fingers and a metal rod. Mottaghian has been charged with 12 counts of object rape.
While medical researchers do often post ads for willing participants on craigslist, legitimate ones are affiliated with either medical schools or legitimate medical practices and research facilities. Do your research before responding to one of these ads as fake craigslist doctors who sexually assault women is not a new thing.
37-year-old Jason Wilt of White Oak, Pennsylvania, is accused of allegedly posing as a breast augmentation specialist in order to assault a woman. Wilt called himself Dr. J. Jones and replied to a woman’s ad on craigslist looking for breast augmentation in exchange for modeling before and after photos, because that’s totally how plastic surgeons get paid. Police say this led to Wilt going to woman’s Pittsburgh home where Wilt asked her to undress before he conducted an ‘exam’. The victim found out later that Dr. Jones may be a fraud when he texted her a pic of his junk. An arrest warrant has been issued for Wilt but so far he has not been apprehended.
I really hate to victim blame, but who believes that quality plastic surgeons are on craigslist and they make house calls? Even if there was a plastic surgeon who made house calls on craigslist, he’d probably have the same medical capabilities of this guy…
The woman is lucky that she was only felt up and not more violently assaulted as the fake doctor scam is not a new one. The sad part is people keep falling for it. A lot of craigslist crimes could be prevented if people would use just a hint of common sense.
Police in Phoenix, Arizona have arrested 40-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Graybill for molesting some of his patients, except Graybill isn’t really a doctor. He’s actually a former EMT who used some of his equipment to pose as a fertility specialist.
Graybill allegedly posted an ad on craigslist promising $4000 for sperm donations for his fertility clinic and stem cell research.
His victims would see him in his Phoenix apartment because as we all know the best doctors practice out of their apartments.
Police were tipped off after two of his ‘patients’ complained after he asked to examine their junk prior to donation.
Graybill is also accused of posing as Dr. Robert Richardson, an actual fertility doctor.
Police believe that he may have as 24 victims from California and Arizona.
It’s crimes like these that make me realize how sick some criminals can be and how stupid some people are.