34-year-old Borzin Mottaghian, of Provo, Utah, has been charged in the sexual assaults of several women while posing as a doctor. According to police, Mottaghian placed an ad on craigslist offering women $200 for testing a new medical device. When the women showed up to Mottaghian’s office, he would perform ‘exams’ with his fingers and a metal rod. Mottaghian has been charged with 12 counts of object rape.
While medical researchers do often post ads for willing participants on craigslist, legitimate ones are affiliated with either medical schools or legitimate medical practices and research facilities. Do your research before responding to one of these ads as fake craigslist doctors who sexually assault women is not a new thing.