News Release: Valdosta Police Department
Valdosta, Ga. -- Dr. Charles Rossmann, a former Valdosta obstetrician/gynecologist, has been arrested and is being held on outstanding charges from 2003. Rossmann was arrested last year in Germany and has been extradited to Valdosta, Georgia to face multiple counts of criminal abortion, drug charges and a FBI warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
Rossmann fled the area shortly after being investigated for performing illegal abortions at his medical practice in Valdosta. Valdosta Police Department personnel became involved in the a case in 2003 surrounding the allegation of criminal abortion.
Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department along with an Investigator from the State of Georgia Medical Composite Board investigated the case and discovered many more issues which led to multiple criminal charges against Rossmann. The FBI greatly assisted in this case as it appeared that Rossmann had possibly fled the United States shortly after the investigation was opened.
The Southern Judicial Circuit Office of the District Attorney was extremely instrumental in the investigation of Rossmann and his return to the United States. Also, the FBI along with INTERPOL and the Department of Justice-Office of International Affairs, continued to work this case throughout the years and continued to investigate information collected internationally which subsequently led to the arrest of Rossmann. INTERPOL, is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation.
The United States Marshal Service returned Rossmann to the United States on January 10, 2014, and he is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail pending judicial proceedings.