A plastic surgeon from La Jolla pleaded not guilty to distributing private images in court Monday, confirmed the City Attorney's office.
Dr. Mark Mofid, 45, was charged with two misdemeanors for the intentional distribution of private images. The images appear to show someone engaged in sexual behavior, according to a complaint.
Mofid is not in custody, but a criminal protective order was issued to protect the victim. There was also another protective order issued to keep him and his attorney from using video from a police body camera outside of the case, stated the complaint.
At this point, it is unclear who the victim is in the images and the nature of the victim's relationship, if any, to Mofid.
Mofid was originally charged on May 22 with one count, which was later changed on June 12 to two counts, continued the complaint.
His readiness conference is set for Aug. 14 in Department 9 at 8:45 a.m., said Gerry Braun, the Chief of Staff at the City Attorney's office.
There is no history of disciplinary actions on his records, stated the Medical Board of California.
Mofid practices cosmetic, facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery in the La Jolla and San Diego areas, focused on natural-looking aesthetic improvement, according to his website.