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St. Pete doctor accused of child molestation extradited from Morocco

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PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - A St. Petersburg doctor who fled the country in 2001 after being accused of child molestation was arrested in Morocco and extradited to the United States.

United States Marshals took custody of Rory Patrick Doyle, 58, in Casablanca Thursday. He was arrested in Tangier by Moroccan law enforcement in November 2012.

Doyle lived in Tangier under name of David West for about a year, Moroccan authorities believed. According to officials, Doyle legally changed his name to West in Ireland in 2004.

Doyle was initially arrested in Pinellas County in 2000 on allegations of child molestation between 1994 and 2000. He fled the country to avoid being charged and stayed in Ireland.

Irish authorities arrested him on INTERPOL Red Notice but he bailed out and appealed his extradition to the Irish Supreme Court. Before the court's decision he ran away again.

USMS received information that Doyle was in Tangier in November 2012. The US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service worked with the Moroccan authorities to assist with Doyle's arrest on INTERPOL Red Notice.

"The apprehension of Doyle 12 years after fleeing the Tampa Bay area on child molestation charges shows the priority the United States Marshal Service places on fugitive child sexual offenders" United States Marshal William "Bill" Berger said.

Deputies booked Doyle into the Pinellas County Jail. He is awaiting further criminal proceedings.

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