Local Doctor Charges With 46 Additional Counts Of Sex Abuse

July 8, 2009

On Friday, June 5, 2009 the Mesa Police Department arrested a local doctor for two counts of sex abuse. The case involved Dr. Richard Lewis, 53, who is accused of fondling two different female patients during medical exams.

After making the investigation public and conducting further investigation, detectives located an additional 16 victims. At the completion of victim interviews, detectives found probable cause to charge Dr. Lewis with the following additional counts:

  • 1 count of sexual assault
  • 46 counts of sexual abuse
  • 2 counts of assault



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