A Los Angeles plastic surgeon who made appearances on The Doctors has been arrested for secretly videotaping female patients after they undressed for examination and inappropriately touching some women during the process.
Dr. Lance Everett Wyatt, a Sherman Oaks surgeon who has an office near the Beverly Center, was taken into custody on Thursday morning. He's been charged with six misdemeanor counts, two of which are sexual battery and battery.
Deputy City Attorney Richard Kraft explained:
"The sexual battery and battery counts relate to the way in which the doctor conducted the examination. The evidence of the defendant's violation of his patients' trust and invasion of privacy was compelling."
If guilty, Dr. Wyatt faces up to two years in jail and must register as a sex offender.
His seedy scheme was exposed almost exactly a year ago on August 4, 2011 when an undressed patient discovered a camera in his office, grabbed it and turned it over to police.
Ugh! Such a shame this guy broke his patients' trust and took advantage of them like this. Hopefully he gets what he deserves!
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