Published: 16:45 EST, 10 February 2021 | Updated: 17:38 EST, 10 February 2021
Dylan O'Connor, 33, was arrested 'after arranging to meet up with the girl for sex' in Redwood City, California
A pediatrician at Stanford Children's Hospital has been arrested after trying to arrange a date with police officers who were posing as an underage girl, and sending them explicit photos.
Dylan O'Connor, 33, was arrested after arranging to meet up with the girl for sex in Redwood City, California, police said.
He had also sent her explicit photographs, they said. It's unclear if they were of him or someone else, but the cops said they were 'pornographic'.
He was taken into custody on charges of sending harmful material to a juvenile and traveling to meet a minor for lewd purposes, which are both felonies.
Redwood City Police started investigating him after receiving a tip from the San Jose Police Department about O'Connor.
The officers posed online as the girl and told him she was underage, but he still arranged to meet them for sex, they said.
O'Connor is on unpaid leave as a doctor at the Lucile Packard Stanford Children's Hospital in Palo Alto
On Friday, O'Connor drove to an address where he'd arranged to meet the girl but was instead greeted by police officers and arrested immediately.
His bio has been removed from Stanford Children Hospital's website.
O'Connor arranged to meet the girl for sex and also sent her pornographic images. He was arrested at a home where he'd planned to meet her and was greeted by cops
In a statement, a spokesman said he'd been barred from his job.
'Upon learning of Dr. O’Connor’s arrest, Stanford immediately placed him on unpaid administrative leave and relieved him of all duties.
'These are serious criminal charges, which we understand are still under investigation by law enforcement, so we are unable to comment further at this time,' a spokesman said.
The police officers also raided his home. They are now looking for other potential victims, they said.
It's unclear if O'Connor is married.
Public records list his address as a three-bedroom home in Redwood City worth around $2million.