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7/27/06-Tyler

Tyler Doctor Arrested For Online Solicitation

A Tyler doctor, 61 year old Ali Vagefi was arrested for online solicitation of a minor.

Investigators say Dr. Vagefi traveled to Murphy believing he had made arrangements to meet a 14 year old girl for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. The two were to meet at a convenience store.  Murphy police say the store was under surveillance and observed Vagefi arriving. After he left the police followed him and then he was placed him under arrest.  Dr. Vagefi, who was an opthamologist in Tyler for 23- years.

He is out on bond from the Collin County Jail. If convicted Vagefi faces up to 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.   kdavis@kltv.com

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