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Bay Area sex traffickers allegedly negotiated $55k fee with accused pedophile for a 10-year-old girl, had young woman pose as a teen


MARTINEZ — In August 2019, authorities say an Oakland oral surgeon named Cassidy Lavorini-Doyle approached a Concord man with a proposition: Lavorini-Doyle wanted a 10-year-old to rape for at least a day, and was willing to pay top dollar.

The Concord man was well-familiar with Lavorini-Doyle’s interest in children, according to authorities. Over the past year, Lavorini-Doyle allegedly forked over tens of thousands of dollars to have sex with a 19-year-old woman who the Concord man and others allegedly convinced Lavorini-Doyle was just 14. In response to this latest request, the Concord man allegedly sent Lavorini-Doyle a picture of prepubescent girl and told him he was “negotiating” with her mother on a fee, according to police statements in court records.

Lavorini-Doyle allegedly paid $55,000 for setting up the encounter, but the deal was never completed, according to authorities in Contra Costa County. Police are still investigating whether this negotiation was another ruse to part Lavorini-Doyle from his money, or if there was, in fact, a deal in the works to traffic a young child.

Last December, the Contra Costa District Attorney”s Office tentatively declined to file charges against four members of the group but asked Walnut Creek police to continue its investigation. Police investigators have not yet returned to the DA to discuss a new filing. Because they’ve not been charged, this newspaper is not naming them.

But last year, police served several search warrants across California as they investigated the group and Lavorini-Doyle. It is an investigation that started in December 2019, in the parking lot of a Walnut Creek office complex on Lennon Lane, where Lavorini-Doyle allegedly approached two young sisters — the daughters of a janitor who worked in the area — and attempted to kidnap them, then offered their mother $30,000 when they resisted, authorities testified.

Walnut Creek police briefly detained Lavorini-Doyle — who claimed the incident was a “cultural misunderstanding,” according to police — but the next day, he boarded a flight to Cambodia. During a pre-flight screening, he allegedly told border protection agents he was in Cambodia for a dentistry conference. He was arrested upon his return to San Francisco in December 2019, and has been in jail ever since, court records show.

Lavorini-Doyle is currently being prosecuted federally, and last May agreed to plead guilty attempted sex trafficking of a child, attempted production of child pornography, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and receipt of child pornography, according to court records. The sex trafficking charge alone carries a potential life term. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer will sentence Lavorini-Doyle later this month.

After his arrest, Lavorini-Doyle — apparently hoping to buy himself some good will with local police — offered to help authorities track down child sex traffickers in the Bay Area, police said in court records. He told them that he had been dealing a man who used the fake pseudonym Joseph Wilson since mid-2018, which turned out to be the Concord man, authorities said.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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