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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Oakland Oral Surgeon Sentenced To 16 Years In Federal Prison For Multiple Child Sex Crimes

Defendant Attempted To Engage in Child Sex Trafficking, Possessed Voluminous Child Pornography And Attempted To Produce It, And Traveled To Cambodia To Engage in Sex With Children

SAN FRANCISCO – Cassidy Migan Lavorini-Doyle was sentenced today in federal court to 192 months (16 years) in prison for his convictions of attempted sex trafficking of a child, attempted production of child pornography, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and the receipt of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair. The sentence was handed down by United States District Judge Charles R. Breyer. 

Lavorini-Doyle, 38, a Yale-educated oral surgeon and Oakland resident, entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to the above charges on May 26, 2021.  In the plea agreement, Lavorini-Doyle admitted to numerous acts that involved sexual abuse or intended sexual abuse of children.  Lavorini-Doyle admitted in his plea agreement that in 2018 he met an adult prostitute online and asked her to arrange “sex dates” with female children.  He eventually met with the prostitute in person in Berkeley to further the plans.  Lavorini-Doyle arranged the timing, location, and payment for sex with minor girls when he communicated with the adult prostitute.  Lavorini-Doyle admitted that he had sex dates with each of two girls, and he believed they were minors.  During these encounters, he recorded the sex acts without the girls’ permission.  He saved the videos with file names that included “14 yo” and “12YO”, referencing his understanding of their ages.  Subsequently, one of the two females was identified and determined to have been 18 years old at the time of the sex date, despite her youthful appearance.

Lavorini-Doyle also admitted in his plea agreement that in the evening hours of December 6, 2019, he approached a woman and her two minor daughters, aged 10 and 11, in a Walnut Creek parking lot. The woman worked as a janitor for an office building and had brought her two daughters to work that night.  When she went outside to a dumpster in the parking lot, Lavorini-Doyle spotted the mother and approached them.  He offered the mother $30,000 to buy her two daughters for the night.  He admits that he intended to engage in sex acts with the children.  As outlined in a sentencing memo filed by the government, the mother yelled “no” and called 911. 
 
Lavorini-Doyle further described in his plea agreement that the next day, December 7, 2019, he traveled from San Francisco to Cambodia.  He admitted his purpose for traveling to Asia was to engage in commercial sex with minors.  He withdrew $10,000 in cash from his bank account before the trip so that he could pay for the sex acts when abroad.  He also purchased zip ties and duct tape at Home Depot and a digital camera and SD card at Target.  His cell phone reflects that, when in Cambodia, he made plans to engage in commercial sex acts with a minor.  He admits that he sent a text message with words to the effect of: “Is super skinny 9yo avAO.”

On December 11, 2019, law enforcement searched Lavorini-Doyle’s home in Oakland and seized several of his electronic devices.  Lavorini-Doyle returned to the United States from Cambodia on December 12, 2019.  When he landed at San Francisco International Airport, law enforcement officials seized several of his electronic devices.  In his seized devices, Lavorini-Doyle possessed over 100 videos of child pornography, which he had downloaded from the internet.  Sexual conduct depicted in the videos involved minors who had not attained the age of 12, violent sexual conduct, and sexual abuse of infants or toddlers. 

In addition to the 192 month prison term, U.S. District Judge Breyer sentenced Lavorini-Doyle, who was in custody at the sentencing hearing, to a lifelong term of supervised release upon his release from prison.  A restitution hearing will be held in 90 days.

Kevin Rubino and Noah Stern are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys prosecuting the case with the assistance of Ralph Branchstubbs.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Walnut Creek Police Department, and the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Task Force.

Lavorini-Doyle is next scheduled to appear in custody in Contra Costa County Superior Court, where he faces related child sex trafficking state criminal charges being prosecuted by the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney.  
 
This federal case was brought in U.S. District Court as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 27, 2021