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New Jersey Doctor Loses License After Sex Abuse Charges

Posted by Alex G on: May 15th, 2015

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners have revoked the license of Dr. Leonard Joachim of Wayne, New Jersey after twice admitting to criminal charges of having sexual contact with patients.

Leonard Joachim of Wayne, New Jersey

Over his career, Joachim received four complaints of sexual contact with patients, three board actions and two guilty pleas as far back as the early 1990s.

In 1995, two women accused Joachim of molesting them during medical exams. He admitted to touching one of the women, but denied wrongdoing with the other women. He pleaded guilty to sexual criminal conduct and was sentenced to seven years of probation and required to have a chaperone during the examination of female patients.

In 2011, the most recent case, Joachim was accused of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old patient in his office. He was arrested a month later and his license was subsequently suspended. He pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact, a lesser charge.

 

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NorthJersey.com – 5/13/2015

Former Illinois Doctor Will Stay in Jail on Sex Charges After Pot Bust

Posted by Alex G on: May 13th, 2015

A Judge in Kane County, Ill. declined to reinstate the bond of Mark G. Lewis, a former Geneva, Ill. doctor who was arrested on charges of growing and possessing 26 pounds of marijuana while free on bond from a sexual assault charge from 2012.

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Lewis is charges with felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, production of cannabis plants and possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

Previously, Lewis was charged with sexual assault in 2014 for an incident where he assaulted a woman in his home in 2012. Lewis posted the $250,000 bail for the sexual assault case, but then authorities seized more than $600,000 worth of marijuana and a handgun after searching his home. The sexual assault charge carries up to 30 years in prison, while the drug charges could bring 12 to 60 years in prison.

In a lawsuit settled out of court, the victim of the assault argued she woke up in a bed at Lewis’ home with her pants off with Lewis lying next to her with his shirt off. Previously, state regulators have suspended Lewis’ medical license due to inappropriate patient relationships and improperly prescribing prescription drugs.

 

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Daily Herald – 5/13/2015
Daily Herald – 5/8/2015