Doctor charged along with paying 14-year-old boy 4 sex #Be_PublishedApril 22, 2019
Sujan Kayastha, 37, was arrested Wednesday at his Dartmouth home following a four-month investigation, according to Attleboro police.
Police said they launched the investigation after learning a 14-year-old Attleboro boy had been sexually assaulted, later finding out the boy had received cash in exchange for sexual activity with an adult male.
Police allege Kayastha also offered drugs, alcohol and money to the teen, then made arrangements to meet him at a Seekonk hotel for sex.
Kayastha reportedly told the 14-year-old he was 28 years old, according to the documents, while the boy told Kayastha he was 16 years old.
The devices were found to contain child porn, police said.
Kayastha was arraigned Thursday on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, possession of child pornography, and two counts each of electronic enticement of a child for prostitution and disseminating obscene matter to a child.
His bail was set at $75,000.
According to police, Kayastha worked as a hospitalist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.
Maureen Boyle, a spokesperson for hospital owner Southcoast Health, released a statement to Eyewitness News saying Kayastha has since been “relieved of his duties.”
His wife was in court for the arraignment on Thursday.