ASHLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown-area doctor accused of sex crimes with a 12-year-old girl will stay in Florida for the time being.
Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss, 51, of Canfield, faces a charge of first-degree felony rape. He practiced as an emergency room doctor at Mercy Health in Boardman as a contracted doctor through Alteon Health.
Mercy Health has said he will no longer be caring for patients there.
Aiad-Toss was arrested in Florida last Friday. He was coming back to the U.S. after a trip to Peru.
Investigators say Aiad-Toss met the girl through a network of young teens he corresponded with on the internet.
“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,” Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said.
Aiad-Toss is currently jailed in Broward County, Florida. In court Thursday, he refused extradition to Ohio.
Aiad-Toss is scheduled to appear in court in Florida again August 1.
If he is convicted of the charge, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Anyone with information about Aiad-Toss that could help the investigation is asked to call prosecutors at 419-289-8857.