A Portland, Ore. pediatric dentist who was suspected of sexually assaulting two of his patients was found dead on Tuesday. Oregon Live reported on September 10 that Joshua Luke Moffitt was found dead by Portland police as they prepared to enter his home with a search warrant.
According to a police spokesperson, it appears that Moffitt died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 35-year old pediatric dentist was being investigated for multiple sexual assault charges involving two of his patients who are now adults. The investigation is ongoing, as police still would like to determine if any other children are involved.
Moffitt provided dental care for children across the state of Oregon as an employee of a non-profit dental group. As well, police have learned that the accused dentist practiced in the Browning, Mont. area and may have assaulted his patients there as well.
This investigation is still ongoing and Portland police would like to know if there were any additional victims. Anyone with information regarding crimes committed by the now-deceased dentist should call detectives Tracy Chamberlin and Hiedi Housley at 503-823-0400.