TAMPA, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a doctor for exposing himself to a juvenile.
On Monday, January 9, 2023, a 15-year-old girl reported an older man drove up to her requesting directions at the University of South Florida.
The victim stated that she provided directions multiple times, but the suspect continuously asked her to repeat herself. After taking a closer look at the suspect, she noticed he was exposed, and touching himself inappropriately. The victim immediately left the area.
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Through investigative means, deputies determined Keivan Tavakoli, 52, was the suspect. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Eye on Crime cameras showed the Tavakoli on the USF campus several times.
“This was a trusted medical professional,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “The crime itself is sickening enough, but this was someone our community relied upon in their time of need. A trusted source of care, that’s what makes this situation even more abhorrent. Our Eye on Crime cameras were certainly beneficial in this case. Thanks to this brave young girl’s actions in reporting this crime, and the quick work of our dedicated detectives, this man can no longer victimize anyone else in our community.”
At the time of Tavakoli’s arrest, he was employed by Access Health Care in Spring Hill, Florida as a doctor. Tavakoli faces charges of lewd or lascivious exhibition.