Tufts doctor charged with attempted sex trafficking of a child

The following is an excerpt from MedPage Today.

Tufts Medical Center recently placed 45-year-old anesthesiologist Sadeq Quraishi, MD, on leave after he was arrested in a federal sting operation and accused of attempted sex trafficking of a child, 7NEWS Boston reported.

On Monday, the DOJ announced that Quraishi was one of four men from the greater Boston area that had been arrested and charged with attempting to pay for sex with 12- and 14-year-old girls.

The agency said that, if convicted, the defendants face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 or 15 years in prison.

Quraishi and the other defendants each responded to an advertisement on a website used to advertise commercial sex acts, and communicated via text message with an individual who purported to be selling young girls for sex, the DOJ said.

“Each defendant allegedly agreed to purchase sex with one or both of the advertised children and then traveled to a local hotel to have sex with the fictitious victims,” the DOJ said in its announcement of the charges. “It is alleged that, upon arrival at the hotel, each defendant physically met up with the individual purporting to sell the 12- and 14-year-old girls for sex and again allegedly committed to paying to sexually abuse one or both of the children.”

Shortly after Quraishi’s arrest, a spokesperson for Tufts Medical Center provided WHDH-TV with the following statement: “When we learned today of the disturbing allegations made against Dr. Quraishi, we immediately suspended his medical staff privileges, and he has been placed on leave while we await further information from law enforcement.”

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement that the arrests “show that the sex trafficking of children is happening every day.”

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    1. LOL! Perverts are in every demographic. For instance, in FL, recent sting operations yielded a sizable number of pedophiles with Hispanic surnames.

  1. Open borders create this sick industry. And it IS an industry that employs people from the highest politician to the lowest coyote.
    Open borders kill children and women.

    1. He’s not an immigrant. I did residency with this guy at Penn State. He’s married with children…… just a sick individual. His life is over.

      1. yes, was also in residency with this dude 15+ years ago. he was a pompous smug holier-than-thou self-impressed jerk even back then. karma is a *****.

  2. As much as I admire and support the work of this website I don’t understand why the story is posted here. Obviously, child sex trafficking is a terrible thing and deserving of public notice. But, frankly, it is something that I would expect to see on Fox News. The beauty of this site is that it provides in-depth journalism rather than the salacious stories whose main purpose seems to be to attract viewers and advertisers.

  3. This is a very serious problem. This story barely scratches the surface of it. It needs to be revealed that there is MUCH more going on here than sex abuse of children Dig deeper.

  4. While we know there are perverts in every demographic, it’s still alarming that years of higher education, hard work, and self discipline didn’t do a thing to control the pedophilic urges of these doctors. There is seemingly no hope of stopping pedophiles except imprisonment.

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