ASHLAND — A Youngstown-area doctor who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl he met online and traveled to meet at an Ashland hotel has been charged with rape.
Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss, 51, of Canfield, Ohio, was indicted Thursday by an Ashland County grand jury on one count of rape, a first-degree felony. According to the prosecutor’s office, Aiad-Toss is a U.S. citizen and graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. Most recently, he worked as an emergency room doctor in Youngstown. He faces up to life in prison if found guilty.
Aiad-Toss was taken into custody last week in Florida by federal agents after he returned to the U.S. from Peru, authorities said. He is awaiting extradition back to Ashland County.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Aiad-Toss allegedly met the 12-year-old on the internet, and on at least one occasion traveled to Ashland to have sex.
“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,” said Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said. “We have significant evidence that shows the arrangements being made and we have witnesses who will testify about what happened.”
He faces up to life in prison if found guilty.
“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, and I’ll commit all the resources necessary to ensure that justice is done."
The Ashland County Prosecutor's Office has asked for special prosecutor to be brought in to assist with the case.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the prosecutor’s office at 419-289-8857.