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Mid-South doctor arrested on sex charges

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CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South cardiologist was arrested Sunday by the FBI on human trafficking and prostitution charges.

Dr. Roger Weiner, a cardiologist at the Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, is charged with inducing and enticing individuals to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution, and attempting to do so.

Officials said Weiner allegedly violated the Mann Act, which deals with the taking of individuals across state lines for immoral purposes.

According to the federal complaint, Dr. Weiner repeatedly went to a website called 'Sugar Daddy For Me,' described as a website primarily set up to assist wealthy men to find females called 'Sugarbabies' for companionship and entertainment.

Click here to read the affidavit of complaint.

The complaint says Dr. Weiner repeatedly engaged in conversations attempting to solicit sexual acts and companionship in exchange for gifts and monetary payments.

In one chat in February last year, Weiner wrote "dinner and a nite at the Peabody..what would be your consulting fee?' and "what is the kinkiest thing you ever did?"

In another Chat with a Sugar Daddy member who listed Cordova as an address, Weiner wrote, 'send a photo and maybe santa will start ur gifts tonight."

In another the doctor asked the so called Sugarbaby to meet him in Helena, and in another he asked the Sugarbaby to meet him in Robinsonville in Tunica County.

Finally, the FBI set up a sting, in which the doctor repeatedly asked the undercover agent to travel across state lines to meet him for sex and money.  Weiner went to a truck stop to meet what he thought was a Sugarbaby, carrying $1,100 in cash with him.

That's when agents got a warrant to seize Dr. Weiner's computer.

Monday, Weiner made his first court appearance in Greenville, and was later released on bond.

Jack Hill, CEO of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center released the following statement Monday evening:

"We have heard that Dr. Weiner has been arrested; however, at this time we do not have any official details relating to the circumstances surrounding his arrest.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that all of Dr. Weiner's hospital patients continue to receive needed care."

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