Another pretrial for a former Provo restaurant owner was set Tuesday for three months from Tuesday.
Judge Robert Lunnen scheduled a pretrial conference on Tuesday for 1:30 p.m. June 19 in the Fourth District Court in American Fork.
The defendant, Borzin Mottaghian, 34, pleaded not guilty on Feb. 7 in Fourth District Court to 17 felony charges, including 10 charges of first-degree charges of object rape and seven second-degree charges of forcible sexual abuse.
Mottaghian was originally arrested in October for posing as a medical researcher and then sexually abusing that woman, who responded to the ads, according to the probable cause statement. Mottaghian does not have any medical certification, the report stated.
The woman reported the incident to law enforcement, which then had an undercover police officer set up an appointment with Mottaghian. During that appointment, Mottaghian identified himself as a doctor to the police officer, the report said. Detectives then issued a search warrant before the appointment went any further.
Mottaghian was arrested and released on bail, but he was arrested a second time on increased bail of $250,000 cash-only when the second woman spoke out.
Mottaghian was released on reduced bail on Nov. 14 on the condition he submit to GPS monitoring and not contact any of the witnesses or alleged victims in the case.
Mottaghian was known in Provo for owning two downtown restaurants: Cafe on Fire and Cocoa & Coffee Co., both of which are closed. His IMDb profile also indicates that Mottaghian has also had roles in films and television series.