Mesa doctor accused of sexually abusing patients

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by Natalie Flanzer / azfamily.com

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 19 at 2:22 PM

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MESA - A Mesa doctor stands accused of sexually abusing his patients.

Dr. Richard Lewis is facing two counts of sex abuse for allegedly fondling two different female patients during medical exams.

Mesa police said the first alleged incident occurred back on October 30, 2008 when he fondled a patient's breasts during a pre-surgery exam.

The second alleged incident occurred on June 4, 2009 when Lewis was performing surgery. The patient told police as she awoke she had a sharp pain in her breasts and became aware that Lewis had his hands under her gown squeezing her breasts.

The Mesa Police Department believes there is a possibility more victims are out there. If anyone has any information you are asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

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