FBI says Dallas man, 2 others planned trip to molest boys
08:01 AM CST on Tuesday, February 15, 2005
By MATT STILES / The Dallas Morning News
A Dallas dentist was arrested Monday in San Diego by FBI agents who say he planned a Mexican vacation to have sex with underage boys.
Phillip Todd Calvin and two other men were arrested after a three-month undercover investigation, said FBI Special Agent Daniel Dzwilewski, who heads the bureau's San Diego office.
"It's bizarre and alarming and tragic," he said. "They were all traveling for the stated purpose of going to Mexico to have sex with minor boys."
Dr. Calvin, 43, was charged with interstate travel to engage in sexual activity with a minor. He was being held in a San Diego jail and could not be reached for comment.
Dr. Calvin, who has two children, runs a dental practice in the 6300 block of LaVista Drive in Old East Dallas. His Web site refers to him as the Singing Dentist.
State records show that Dr. Calvin began practicing after his graduation from Dallas' Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989. He has had no disciplinary actions against him, according to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
Local FBI agents searched Dr. Calvin's home in the 6200 block of Palo Pinto Avenue on Saturday. Two men from other states, whose connection to Dr. Calvin was not known, also were charged, the FBI said.
Agent Dzwilewski said the investigation spanned from New York to Florida. An undercover agent attended conferences organized by the North American Man/Boy Love Association, a group that advocates legalized pedophilia. He said the men discussed taking previous sex-related trips and "actively molesting children."
The undercover agent and the men planned the Mexico trip in recent months by phone and e-mail. They were arrested about 10 a.m. at Harbor Island in San Diego, the FBI said.