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PIO Number:
21-1-28
BSO Case Number:
90-2101-003106
Date:
See Narrative
Time:
See Narrative
Jurisdiction:
Broward County
Place of Occurrence:
See Narrative
Victim:
State of Florida
Suspect:
Stewart Bitman, 64, 7/2/1956, male, 5949 N.W. 63rd Way, Parkland
Description of Incident:
A Broward County doctor was arrested Tuesday morning by Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detectives after a joint investigation with Coral Springs Police Department revealed that he sent sexually explicit messages and photographs to an underage victim.

Detectives obtained information that in early April, Stewart Bitman sent a number of sexual text messages and nude photos of himself to a 13-year-old child. Detectives believe Bitman knew he was communicating with a minor; and while attempting to solicit victims, he portrayed himself as a teenage boy.

During the search warrant executed at Bitman’s home Tuesday morning with assistance from BSO SWAT team members, he was taken into custody and numerous electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis.

Bitman was booked at the BSO Main Jail. He faces three counts of transmission of material harmful to a minor and one count of solicitation of a minor. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are working to identify additional victims with whom Bitman may have communicated.

BSO ICAC detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case or anyone whose child may have been a victim of Bitman to contact BSO ICAC Detective Jennifer Montgomery at 954-888-5290. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

INVESTIGATORS:
ICAC Det. J. Montgomery, SID
ICAC Lt. A. Tianga, SID

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
1/26/2021 1600

National Task Force South Florida ICAC

Coral Springs Police Department

BITMAN, STEWART W

Inmate Information

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847.0138-2TRANSMIT INFO HARMFUL TO MINORS
PENDING TRIALBD$10,000.00
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847.0138-2TRANSMIT INFO HARMFUL TO MINORS
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847.0138-2TRANSMIT INFO HARMFUL TO MINORS
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