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Little Rock doctor arrested in sex-assault case

By Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Police on Tuesday arrested a Little Rock doctor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy, according to an arrest report.


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jmg1232 says... October 18, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

I don't believe the accuser's story is credible. Why did the guy wait 12 years to report this purported abuse? There is no pattern of abuse by Dr. Nesmith. Given that Dr. Nesmith does sports physicals routinely and it is common practice to examine the patients genitals, I have to wonder if this is much ado about nothing. I don't believe the story about Dr. Nesmith engaging in "self gratification" either. Sadly the Dr's reputation is ruined whether the story is true or not. Dr. Nesmith has been a volunteer team doctor for one of the local football teams. If Dr. Nesmith were up to no good, I think it would have come out much sooner. Until there's some tangible proof, I will believe that Dr. Nesmith is innocent.

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jmg1232 says... October 18, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

I don't believe the accuser's story is credible. Why did the guy wait 12 years to report this purported abuse? There is no pattern of abuse by Dr. Nesmith. Given that Dr. Nesmith does sports physicals routinely and it is common practice to examine the patients genitals, I have to wonder if this is much ado about nothing. I don't believe the story about Dr. Nesmith engaging in "self gratification" either. Sadly the Dr's reputation is ruined whether the story is true or not. Dr. Nesmith has been a volunteer team doctor for one of the local football teams. If Dr. Nesmith were up to no good, I think it would have come out much sooner. Until there's some tangible proof, I will believe that Dr. Nesmith is innocent.

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HarleyOwner says... October 18, 2017 at 11:24 a.m.

jmg1232 I agree with you.

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LR1955 says... October 18, 2017 at 11:26 a.m.

Statute of Limitations is 15 yrs for rape, 6 yrs for lesser felonies.

Looks like Drs and maybe everybody should consider wearing a body cam just to cover themselves.

Or at least get some form signed by all patients acknowledging & accepting that the attending physician may have to touch them during an exam or treatment.

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TimberTopper says... October 18, 2017 at 11:27 a.m.

Probably some guy just trying to get money from the dr., and he wouldn't pay.

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cblann says... October 18, 2017 at 11:52 a.m.

I don't know anything about this particular case, but I have seen so many lives ruined when falsely charged. I don't know the answer. Maybe the system and the presentation in the media needs an overhaul.

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cblann says... October 18, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

oops...correction... maybe the system and the presentation in the media NEED an overhaul.

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MeadowcliffMafia says... October 18, 2017 at 12:01 p.m.

jmg1232- Maybe the child was traumatized, scared and/or embarrassed and then tried to suppress the memory as a young adult. Then one day as an adult had an epiphany and realized a crime had been committed?

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YoungHog says... October 18, 2017 at 12:42 p.m.

unbecoming...

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PopulistMom says... October 18, 2017 at 2:14 p.m.

If the doctor is innocent, that fact will come out. The testimony of just one person without corroboration should not be enough to convict. If there are others, that probably will come out as well. When I am examined by my gynecologist, there always is a nurse present. All doctors should do the same.

Many of the people who have accused Weinstein and Cosby also waited years. People are starting to realize that perhaps they are not alone. If nobody else comes forward with respect to this doctor, he probably is innocent.

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