Saturday, October 3, 2009

Unusual Case Of Man Posing As Fertility Doctor In Los Angeles Is Charged With Unlicensed Practice Of Medicine, Identity Theft And Other Charges

In an unusual practicing medicine without a license case, Jeffrey Lynn Graybill was charged by Information in Los Angeles County Superior Court with stealing the identity of a real doctor, posing as a fertility doctor in Marina del Rey and performing medical exams on college-age men who believed their sperm donations were being used for medical research.

Mr. Graybill was arraigned on October 1, 2009 at the Airport Branch where he plead not guilty to two counts of practicing medicine without a license, two counts of false personation, two counts of identity theft, two counts of sexual battery by fraud, and three counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. A judge set bail at $549,000 bail and scheduled his next court date for October 16.

An Information is only an accusation is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

According to police, although Mr. Graybill had no training as a physician, he had taken courses as an emergency medical technician. Mr. Graybill allegedly posted advertisements on the Craigslist Internet site pretendinged to be a doctor for the West Los Angeles Fertility Clinic, conducting "stem cell and other research." He offered $400 to $500 for an initial semen donation, and up to $4,000 if a donor's sample was selected for his study.

Some men responded through phone calls or e-mails. He then allegedly scheduled meetings with them at his apartments in Marina del Rey and Santa Monica. Then Mr. Graybill allegedly performed physical examinations on the men, who supplied semen samples. Two of the men reported what happened, triggering the investigation.

There is an article in the Los Angeles Times regarding this case:,0,4365839.story?track=rss

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