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May 28, 2014

Local doctor charged with sex offenses

CUMBERLAND — A local physician has been indicted by an Allegany County grand jury on sex offense charges.

Dr. William Thomas Dando, 59, of Rawlings was charged with unnatural or perverted practice and fourth-degree sex offense. He is free on his own recognizance pending his next court appearance.

On April 6 a 41-year old woman contacted the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office to file a complaint that she had been sexually assaulted by a doctor while being treated at the MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale.

Investigators with the C3I Unit were contacted and the victim was interviewed. She alleged that the doctor locked the door to the examination room after an attending nurse left the room, and that was when the assault occurred.

Officials with MedExpress cooperated with investigators and numerous employees were interviewed, police said.

The investigation determined that the victim was alone in the examination room with the doctor for an unspecified period of time.

Investigators also learned that there was a lock on the examination room as the victim alleged.

After consultation with the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office, the case was presented to the grand jury for review that led to the indictment.

 

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