Doctor accused of taking photos of woman during OBGYN examination
BENTON COUNTY, Ark. — A doctor has been accused of taking nude photographs of a woman during her OBGYN examination, according to KFSM.
An arrest warrant has been issued for former Benton County doctor Paul Becton, 68, after he allegedly took nude photographs of a woman during an examination without her knowledge, according to the Second Judicial District of Arkansas prosecutor based in Jonesboro.
Prosecutor Scott Ellington said Becton faces five counts of video voyeurism, a Class D felony.
Becton practiced medicine in Rogers and Bentonville, Arkansas from 1984 to 2007.
Arkansas State Police began investigating Becton following allegations he took nude photographs of a woman without her knowledge or consent.
“The patient became suspicious after the examination that she may have been photographed and reported her concern to the Paragould Police Department,” according to the prosecutor’s statement obtained by KFSM.
State police executed a search warrant which uncovered evidence showing the patient’s claim may be true, Ellington said, according to the report.
The prosecutor said the Arkansas Medical Board has been notified of the allegation, and the doctor has not seen any patients this week.