Open Wide And Say Cheese!

Today in seldom used tags what need updating, we turn our attention to doctors. Specifically, 68-year-old gynecologist Dr. Paul Becton, Jr., who finds himself in 5 felonies worth of trouble for taking pictures of parts of several women that you would expect an OB/GYN to be interested in. Trouble is, you don’t expect your OB/GYN to use his cell phone to do it. There’s an app for just about everything, but not that, apparently.

Armed with a search warrant, Arkansas State Police investigators seized Becton’s phone during an April 10 visit to his office in Paragould, a city about 20 miles northeast of Jonesboro.

A subsequent analysis of Becton’s phone revealed “numerous images of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office during medical examinations.” The photos were found “in the deleted images within the hard-drive” of the phone.

Investigators also noted that, “Also recovered during the examination were what appear to be photographs of the victim who reported this incident” to Paragould cops. The woman subsequently identified five “nude photographs that were taken without her knowledge or consent.”

Becton, who maintains a private OB/GYN practice at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, has been charged with five felony voyeurism counts related to the naked images of the woman who contacted police.

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