A Canfield doctor who prosecutors say forced girls between the ages of 12 and 15 to engage in what prosecutors describe as “commercial sex acts" is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.

Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss, 54,  has petitioned the nation's high court to consider his case which resulted in a 22-year sentence and $90,000 in monetary penalties.

The Sixth Circuit Court of appeals dismissed his appeal earlier this year.

It was one year that Judge Pamela Barker sentenced Aiad-Toss, after he pleaded guilty earlier to seven counts of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of production of child pornography as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Aiad-Toss was first indicted in 2019 by a grand jury in Ashland County, Ohio after investigators said that he had traveled there to have sex with the 12-year-old he allegedly met via a network of young teens.

That indictment was dismissed after Aiad-Toss was indicted federally.

Previously working as an emergency room doctor at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Boardman, Aiad-Toss was employed by an outside company, not Mercy Health directly. He was removed from St. Elizabeth's schedule when the initial allegations came to light.

In late 2019, the Ohio Medical Board indefinitely suspended Aiad-Toss’ license to practice.

Aiad-Toss is currently incarcerated in a Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland, Kentucky.

If he serves his entire sentence, Aiad-Toss is scheduled to be released in 2038.