Doctor Arrested After Rape Of 12-Year-Old Child In Ashland

  • 7/11/2019 2:22:31 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - The Ashland County Prosecutor's Office has announced the arrest of a Youngstown emergency-room doctor who allegedly raped a 12-year-old child.

According to Ashland County Prosector Christopher Tunnell, the Ashland County Grand Jury indicted 51-year-old Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss, M.D., who practiced in the Youngstown community as an emergency room physician. Aiad-Toss was taken into custody in southern Florida by federal law enforcement agents after returning from a trip to Peru. Aiad-Toss is an American citizen, and graduated in 1990 from the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine located in Cairo, Egypt.

Evidence shows that Aiad-Toss traveled to the Ashland area on at least one occasion to commit statutory rape. Aiad-Toss was able to initiate the relationship through a network of teenagers he corresponded with online.

"For the last several weeks, we've been uncovering evidence that indicates this doctor traveled to a hotel in Ashland County to engage in sex with a 12-year-old girl local to the Ashland area," Tunnel said. "We have significant evidence that shows the arrangements being made and we have witnesses who will testify about what happened."

If convicted, Aiad-Toss faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. Aiad-Toss was indicted on a first-degree felony of rape by the Ashland County Grand Jury on Thursday. He is being held in custody in Florida until he can be extradited to Ashland County to face his charge.

"It's always heartbreaking to see a child being sexually abused, but it's particularly heinous when it's at the hands of a doctor who took an oath to protect the vulnerable," Tunnell said. "The facts of this case are especially heinous and disturbing. I'll commit all the resources necessary to ensure that justice is done."

The investigation into the case is still ongoing, and further potential charges are being reviewed. Those with information about Dr. Aiad-Toss that may aid investigators is asked to call the Ashland County Prosecutor's Office at 419-289-8857.

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