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CA - Predator sting 'decoy' ordered to explain missing evidence

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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


Added: Jun-3-2009 Occurred On: Jun-3-2009
By: SexOffenderIssues
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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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  • if they are approaching men and trying to seduce them, on their own accord, that's entrapment

    i don't know. i guess it depends on the situation

    like someone else here said: just let the police do their job. they have their own decoys

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  • only in america do we extort people and put it on tv as entertainment.

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  • This is what happens when you make child molestation/solicitation into entertainment. Let the cops do the damn work so over-eager housewives with too much time don't screw up an investigation

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  • sounds to me that a certain piece of trash had stuff on his own hdd that he didn't want anyone else having or seeing.

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  • I don't know what it is, but something's mighty creepy about this perverted justice dude.

    He's not on the up and up

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  • "a technician at Radio Shack" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    That is like saying he took his hard drive to McDonalds.
    Also the drive can usually be repaired if it is so important, it is expensive but can be done. I have always hated that Erk guy, watch vids of him on youtube, he is a prick.

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    • It's been my experience that those with the most vitriolic reactions to the sins of others can relate to those very sins very, very well themselves. How much you want to bet that there are some rather creepy chat logs of his own on there??? A few pics he would rather not have reviewed by police???

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  • Let's play "Dr." from a rope!!! Sick fuks...BOOM HEADSHOT award goes here!!!

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  • Legally, could he be charged for having such things on his computer?

    Kind of gray area..

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