On Dec. 21, it was reported that a Maryland doctor was facing second-degree rape and multiple other sex offense charges after two of his patients accused him of assault at his clinic. The 54-year-old doctor was reportedly being held at a detention center without bond.
The two patients were identified as a 16-year-old and a 28-year-old. According to authorities, the 16-year-old was a long-term patient of the doctor and regularly saw him for pain management. She alleged that the doctor gave her injections that made her drowsy and that he touched her inappropriately on separate occasions. The 28-year-old woman alleged that the doctor touched her inappropriately when she went to the clinic for treatment for a stomach virus.
The clinic was opened in 2015. It was located in the 7800 block of York Road across the street from Towson University campus. When it was initially opened, the doctor stated that the clinic was meant to be used by students who were attending the college. The clinic offered a variety of services, including urgent care services.
Being accused of a violent crime, such as rape or sexual assault, is extremely serious as convictions on these types of charges can result in a lengthy prison sentence and other legal consequences. For example, a person who is convicted of sexual assault or other sex offenses could be required to register as a sex offender. For those who work in certain fields, this requirement could prevent them from ever being able to work in that field again. A criminal defense attorney may take apart the prosecution's case in order to identify contradictions and gaps that do not match or support the allegations being made against the accused person.Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Towson doctor charged with sexual assault of patients", Alison Knezevich, 12/21/2017