TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced a Tallahassee doctor has been taken into custody on charges he sexually solicited someone he thought was a 14-year old girl. Stuart Flanders Tillman, an anesthesiologist, was arrested after he allegedly engaged in numerous online chat sessions with an undercover investigator from the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit.
Tillman, 35, approached the undercover investigator in an online chatroom, believing he was talking to a 14-year old girl from Jacksonville. He was also chatting with at least two other law enforcement officers, still believing he was talking with young teenagers. According to the arrest report, Tillman allegedly solicited the “young girls” for sex in graphic detail and coached them through sexual behavior online.
Law enforcement officers with the CyberCrime Unit executed a search warrant at Tillman’s Tallahassee home this morning and seized a laptop computer, along with other electronic devices. Tillman was taken into custody on scene. The arrest was assisted by the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
Tillman will be charged with 10 counts of solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony, and additional charges may be added at a later date.
He was booked into the Leon County Jail this morning.