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Tufts Medical Center doctor fired after arrest for child sex sting

daily clumps reports Tufts Medical Center fired Dr. Sadeq Ali Quraishi, an anesthetist, yesterday, three days after Homeland Security agents arrested him in connection with the same sting operation that entrapped a convicted sex offender of Lexington.

Quraishi, 45, is currently in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Tuesday. He was arrested last Wednesday at a hotel in Waltham, according to US District Court records in Boston. Like David Chris Cannon, arrested Thursday, also in Waltham, he was charged with attempted child sex trafficking.

Quraishi, who is also a critical care and nutrition specialist, had been at Tufts Medical Center since 2019, serving as vice president of its anesthesiology program and director of the Tufts Anesthesiology Research Center, as well as a professor at Tufts Medical School, according to his LinkedIn page. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helped lead efforts to find more ventilators and related equipment for critically ill patients. He had previously worked for eight years at Mass. General in various roles, including as a doctor in the hospital’s cardiac ICU.

According to an affidavit from a Homeland Security Investigations officer, Quraishi responded to a false advertisement placed Tuesday on a website purporting to advertise young girls for sex. The ad was different from the one placed the same day that Cannon reportedly answered, but as with Cannon, when Quraishi contacted the number, he was offered to choose a 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl. daughter, or both.

Quraishi, the affidavit says, agreed to pay $200 – or $250 without a condom – to spend time alone with the 14-year-old, including anal sex. But first he needed good faith and would have asked “Uh, are you a cop?” The undercover Homeland Security agent replied, “No way. Just trying to make a living the best way we know how.”

“Oh, OK,” Quraishi replied, the affidavit continues, adding that the officer then asked Quraishi if he was a cop. The jokes are/are you continued, even as Quraishi asks if the “backdoor” action is OK.

9824 Number [Quraishi]: You interest me… and you are absolutely not involved in law enforcement in any way?

[Agent] damn no. I was arrested in New Mexico once when I was younger. I hope that doesn’t count lol

9824 Lol number no

[Agent] you’re not a serial killer, are you?

9824 Number Shit no!

Quraishi then said he was in East Boston but could leave soon, but he admitted guilt that the girl was only 14, the affidavit continues: “if you tell me that she’s 16 or older and just looks young enough to pass as 14 would be another thing.” The agent tried to convince him that “there is no guilt, sex is a naruaal thing”, but added that it would not be a problem if Quraishi changed his mind and decided to call things off. .

Quraishi got in his car and drove off, still texting what he thought was the girl’s mother, updating her as he got closer and finally arrived in the parking lot of a hotel in Waltham, which was only described as “part of a national chain of hotels.”

UC2 [an agent] and QURAIISHI met in the hotel parking lot. UC2 asked QURAISHI to show UC2 the money to pay for the commercial sex act. QURAISHI took a wad of cash from his pocket and showed it to UC2. UC2 gave QURAISHI a hotel key card and told him “no tough stuff” with his daughters. QURAIISHI acknowledged receipt of UC2’s request.

Following the exchange of money and the above discussion, law enforcement officers arrested QURAIISHI and took him into custody. Incident to the arrests, law enforcement officers searched QURAISHI and found a cell phone. An officer called and then dialed the number 9824 and observed that the cell phone they had seized from QURAISHI was ringing.

innocent, etc.

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