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Gay Doc Helps Arrest Cop for Child Molestation

Gay Doc Helps Arrest Cop for Child Molestation


Frank Spinelli, an internist known for his Manhattan practice focusing on gay and HIV-positive men's health, helped authorities arrest a former NYPD officer accused of molesting three boys.

The New York Daily News reports that Spinelli tipped Staten Island police about William Fox in 2008 after reading the retired officer's memoir. He recognized Fox as the man who molested him when he was a Boy Scout in the 1970s.

Fox, 65, was arrested last Monday in Pennsylvania on more current charges. Spinelli, 43, worked with police to make taped phone calls to the retired officer, but those did not lead to his arrest.

Although his action won praise from Staten Island district attorney Daniel Donovan, Spinelli, who hosts the "Ask the Doctor" segment on, insisted that he did not want credit for his role.

He said, "I couldn't believe that what was happening was still happening 30 years later," the Daily News reports.

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