A Grand Island gynecologist was arrested on suspicion of pandering after one of his patients told police he offered to pay her for sex.

Dr. Navid Yazdi was arrested Tuesday night. Police say a 23-year-old woman who had once been Yazdi's patient reported that he had repeatedly tried to persuade her to engage in prostitution.

The woman told Hastings television station KHAS-TV that she wore a police wire for a recent meeting with Yazdi in which he again solicited sex.

There is no home phone listing for Yazdi. A receptionist reached Thursday at Yazdi's Grand Island practice said the doctor would have no comment, and the clinic's business manager did not immediately return a message left for her.

It is unclear whether Yazdi has retained an attorney.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com