Bluffton Doctor Facing Criminal Charges After Getting His License Suspended

07/05/17 – 4:59 P.M.

A suspended Bluffton physician is facing criminal charges due to alleged sexual misconduct. The Courier reports that the Bluffton Police Department filed three sexual imposition offenses against 70-year-old James Gideon. They filed the charges with the Lima Municipal Court last Friday, the same day he was scheduled for a pretrial on three similar charges. Those charges were filed at the end of this May. Each charge against Gideon accuses him of having inappropriate sexual contact with female patients.

Gideon pleaded not guilty to the three charges filed in May. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. this Friday on the newest charges.

Gideon’s medical license was suspended on June 14 by the state medical board. Documents in the case show that Gideon admitted to inappropriately touching patients during examinations to a medical board investigator. He called the case a “public lynching” in a letter to the editor. He added that it has “Circumvented the constitutional intent of due process of law to determine the truth.”

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