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Phony Doctor Arrested on Sex Counts

April 21, 2006|From Reuters

MIAMI — A 76-year-old man claiming to be a doctor went door-to-door offering free breast exams, and was charged with sexually assaulting two women who accepted the offer, police said Thursday.

One woman became suspicious after the man asked her to remove all her clothes and began conducting a purported genital exam without donning rubber gloves, investigators said.

She phoned the Broward County Sheriff's Office and the suspect fled. He was arrested at another woman's apartment in the same Lauderdale Lakes neighborhood on Wednesday, a sheriff's spokesman said.

The white-haired suspect, Philip Winikoff, carried a black bag and claimed to be visiting on behalf of a local hospital.

He told the women that "he was in the neighborhood offering free breast exams," sheriff's spokesman Hugh Graf said.

Winikoff was not a doctor, Graf said. He worked as a shuttle driver for an auto dealership.

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