HOUSTON – A Houston physician who was among a dozen men accused of soliciting children for sex has been suspended by the Texas Medical Board.
On Wednesday, the Texas Physician-in-Training permit of Abdussamed Kose, M.D., was temporarily suspended without notice. The suspension was effective immediately.
In March, Kose allegedly took part in an online chat with an underage girl that turned sexual in nature. Investigators said Kose traveled to the girl's home in order to have sex with her, however the girl turned out to be an undercover officer and Kose was arrested.
Kose, 49, was charged with online solicitation of a minor.
The board said Kose's continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare.
TMB said a hearing for the suspension will be held at an undetermined date.
12 men accused of soliciting kids for sex
"These people are those individuals who are about to touch a child. I mean, we get the ones who chat. We don't like those individuals who talk to kids in a sexually explicit manner. Don't like that," said Lt. Gary Spurger, with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. "These guys are even worse because these guys have made a conscious decision to make a move to actually touch and exploit a child. These guys are on the edge."
"They are actually taking the next step. They're not just chatting, which the court found unconstitutional. That part of the statute. They're actually showing up acting up on making a meeting and showing up. We've got them on camera. We've got them. So no, this is shooting fish in a barrel," said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.
The list of men facing charges of online solicitation of a minor are:
Edgar Torres, 40
Trenton C. Tibbs, 24
Abdussamed Kose, 49
Levincer Swanson, 26
Joe Arthur Medel, 30
Jeffrey Zelaya, 24
Javier Romero, 27
Wener Sanchez, 34
Rigoberto Rojas, 20
Adrian Rodriguez, 26
Anand Jhagroo, 34
Cecil Busbee Cardona, 46