US Doctor Accused of Raping a Young Girl in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, November 2015

A 57-year old man who was arrested as he attempted to depart Costa Rica last week has been identified as a physician from the United States. According to a report filed by Jorge Sancho Vargas of daily tabloid Diario Extra, Dr. Ehsan has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years in the Southern California region; he was most recently associated with a well-known urgent care and pain management clinic located near an upscale residential area of West Los Angeles.

As recently reported by ICR News, sister publication of The Costa Rica Star, Dr. Ehsan was arrested in the western suburbs of San Jose:

The man was arrested at his three-story luxury home shortly before he was preparing to head to the Juan Santamaria International Airport to leave the country, according to the Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ). [He was arrested for] allegedly luring minors via social media and taking them to his home and then soliciting them for sex in exchange for payment, and in at least one case, forcibly raping a minor.

The man is accused of having sex with at least one minor at his home, and faces charges of rape, paid sex with a minor, and sexual solicitation of a minor.

Dr. Ehsan’s resume and practice credentials are listed in several online medical directories. He graduated from a medical school in the Dominican Republic before taking an internal medicine internship at the State University of New York plus a double residency at Loyola University in Chicago. His family practice includes treating children, and he is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi. His practice has received glowing reviews from patients in recent years.

A 2002 news report in the Los Angeles Times indicated that Dr. Ehsan’s late wife Dr. Lucia Caridad Lorenzo was killed in a workplace rampage shooting by a disgruntled x-ray technician that left a total of three women dead. Dr. Lorenzo was originally from Cuba and met Dr. Ehsan at Loyola. The couple had two daughters.

The Costa Rica Star has looked into Dr. Ehsan’s licensee records with the Medical Board of California. In 2009, he received a letter of concern from the Florida Medical Board in relation to continuing education, and he was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $717 in reimbursement costs.

In Costa Rica, Dr. Ehsan stands accused of forcing an underage girl to have sex with him at his sumptuous residence in Escazu. He had been under investigation by OIJ detectives since July.

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