KID-SEX DOC’S 21-YEAR SENTENCE MAY BE CUT
Stefan Irving, a 57 year old former pediatrician from Brooklyn, was charged with traveling to sun-splashed Acapulco to have sex with children at a motel that catered to pedophiles. He was arraigned on one-count criminal complaint and ordered detained pending a bail hearing. The complaint said Irving was a guest in May 1998 at the Castillo Vista Del Mar, a small guesthouse that attracted pedophiles via the Internet. It said he was convicted two decades ago on a charge of attempted sexual abuse of a child. His arrest was the result of a long-running investigation into a sex tourism ring that operated out of the Mexican resort city from 1998 to 1999.
A jury wasted no time convicting Irving. He faced up to life in prison.
Irving was sentenced to the maximum prison term. He was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison after the judge called him an extremely dangerous individual who preyed on boys 6 to 12. Irving spent more than three years in prison in the 1980s after pleading guilty to sexually abusing elementary school students while chief physician of the Middletown School District in upstate Orange County. He also lost his medical license.
Irving may have his 21 year prison sentence reduced after an appeals court tossed out two of his convictions. He will be re-sentenced in line with the findings of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which on Friday tossed out Manhattan convictions on two charges that he had traveled to Honduras to engage in sexual acts with children. The court left in place his conviction on charges that he traveled to Mexico to engage in sexual acts with children and received and possessed images of child pornography.