Judge orders forfeiture of car

Doctor pleaded guilty to sex charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A judge has ordered that the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander of Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss be forfeited to the government following his Feb. 11 guilty plea to seven counts of sex trafficking.

The trafficking involved six children from age 12 to 15 in June 2019.

Aiad-Toss, 53, of Canfield, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. June 6.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography.

Judge Pamela Barker, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, on Feb. 16 ordered the forfeiture, stating that Aiad-Toss agreed to the forfeiture, which was warranted because the vehicle was used to facilitate four of the offenses.

The entry quotes from the plea agreement in the case states that on June 21, 2019, Aiad-Toss engaged in commercial sex acts with two of the victims in a motel in Fairlawn. On the way there, he stopped at an adult sex toy store and bought sex toys. Surveillance video shows that he entered the store on that date and that the victims were left in the car. They were not old enough to enter the store. Aiad-Toss was using the Mitsubishi Outlander at the time.

Aiad-Toss formerly worked for an outside company as an emergency room doctor at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital but was taken off the schedule when the allegations surfaced in 2019.

Among the allegations were that Aiad-Toss coerced a child younger than 14 to “engage in a commercial sex act” on or about June 1, 2019. Other offenses were alleged to have occurred on other dates in June 2019.

Federal investigators said earlier that Ashland police contacted the FBI after the mother of a 13-year-old girl told authorities she and other juveniles met Aiad-Toss on the social media app Snapchat and that he paid them for sex acts.

A search of the phone of one of the juveniles showed a payment of $500, another for $500 and another for $300.

Investigators also found videos on the girl’s phone showing one of the victims simulating a sex act, a federal affidavit said.

After flying into the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on July 5, 2019, Aiad-Toss was detained by federal agents.

He was detained in the Mahoning County jail from September 2019 until Tuesday when he was released into federal custody. Officials at the Mahoning County jail said they do not know where he was taken.

He was licensed as a physician in Ohio in 1996, but his license to practice medicine and surgery was suspended in December 2019 because of the criminal charges, according to the Ohio Medical Board.


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