CANFIELD, OH — A former doctor has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking a child, the Department of Justice announced.
Albert Aiad-Toss, 53, from Canfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Barker. He previously pleaded guilty to seven counts of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of child exploitation.
“Juvenile sex traffickers like Aiad-Toss prey upon our most important resource – our children,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan. She praised the victims who “bravely and courageously shared their experiences…and prevented other young girls from being similarly victimized.”
Between June 1, 2019 and June 29, 2019, court documents said, Aiad-Toss used Snapchat to talk with six girls, all between the ages of 12 and 15. He had sexual interactions with the girls in exchange for money, alcohol, new clothes or other items, court documents added.
Aiad-Toss specifically budgeted $2,000 a month to be spent on young girls, in pursuit of sexual interactions, court documents said.
To avoid being caught, Aiad-Toss would seek out girls from Ashland County, which was 90 miles from his home, court documents said. He would also arrange for the girls to enter hotels through a side door, rather than the main entrance, court documents said.
Aiad-Toss would meet with multiple girls at once, court documents said. Surveillance footage from one hotel shows him with three girls, while an image obtained by investigators showed him in a car with three girls, court documents said.
The doctor also used Snapchat to entice one girl into sending him explicit images and videos, court documents said.
After an investigation by the FBI, Aiad-Toss was arrested on July 5, 2019. He later pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.
“The abuse of a child is both despicable and incomprehensible,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith. “Aiad-Toss, using his position of trust, admitted to engaging in sexual acts with minors. As a result, Aiad-Toss will be serving a significant and just sentence in federal prison.”
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