A central player in the prosecution of an East Bay doctor arrested in a televised sex-predator sting in Petaluma has been ordered to appear before a Sonoma County judge to explain how crucial data on his computer apparently was lost.
Computer chat logs reflecting sexually tinged online conversations gathered by a decoy affiliated a vigilante group are key to the prosecution of Dr. Maurice Wolin, 51, of Piedmont.
Wolin, along with 28 others, was arrested in August 2006 during a three-day sting law enforcement conducted in partnership with a group called Perverted Justice and the NBC TV show “To Catch a Predator.”
He is challenging the authenticity of the online chats police say he engaged in with the decoy, Xavier Von Erck, a founder of the online group. Von Erck and other online decoys posed as young teens who arranged to meet adult men ostensibl
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, tcap, to catch a predator, perverted justice, california, online sting,
Location: Petaluma, California, United States (load item map)
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