Just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, CMPD officers stated that they were called by a woman saying that she had an “illegitimate” medical exam at her home by a man falsely claiming to be a medical professional.
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After investigating the incident, detectives said they discovered that the suspect was not a medical professional and had no reason to examine the woman.
Detectives identified Daniel Pitti-Casazola, 41, as the suspect. Officials said Pitti-Casazola has been arrested and charges are pending.
According to authorities, Pitti-Casazola was employed as a Spanish Language interpreter at the Mecklenburg County Health Department at the time of the incident.
Statement released from Mecklenburg County to Queen City News:
“We were alerted by CMPD of a criminal investigation of a Public Health employee. Public Health, HR, and our attorneys are fully cooperating with CMPD.
The employee was arrested on County property Tuesday afternoon. We do not have specific information on the charges, and it is still an active investigation. The employee has been placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Anyone with information or who might also have been a victim is asked to call 704-336-8279 to speak with a Sex Assault Unit detective. CMPD said it wants victims of any crime to feel comfortable coming forward to report that crime without concern for repercussions. Officers will not inquire about or keep a record of any victim’s immigration status.
Det. Lawrence is the lead detective in this case. The public can anonymously leave information with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or charlottecrimestoppers.com.