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Coral Springs gastroenterologist pleads not guilty to sex chats with kids

Coral Springs, Florida – According to court records show, a Coral Springs gastroenterologist has pleaded not guilty in two cases stemming from allegedly sending sexually explicit materials to underage girls.
According to Broward County Circuit Court filings, a 65-year-old, Stewart Bitman, entered not guilty pleas following his June arrest on charges of transmitting harmful materials to a minor; using a computer for child exploitation; promoting a sexual performance by a child, and four counts of the lewd or lascivious exhibition.
In January 2021 Bitman was arrested by authorities for sending sexual text messages and nude photos of himself to a 13-year-old child, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. In that case, he pleaded not guilty to charges of using a computer for child exploitation, as well as three counts of transmitting harmful materials to a minor, court records show.
BSO described Bitman’s more recent alleged crimes as a continuation of his earlier, illegal activities allegedly conducted online in 2020.
Now Bitman is free on more than $140,000 in bond for the two cases, records show. Batman’s next scheduled court date is Sept. 2.

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