The charges against a Mount Sterling man charged in February with impersonating a doctor escalated this week with an indictment from a Fayette County grand jury.
Dean Alan Willoughby, 44, was indicted Monday on 73 counts of practicing medicine without a license and third-degree sexual abuse.
Willoughby was initially charged with three counts of practicing medicine without a license. Police do not expect to file more charges against him, Lexington police spokesman Lt. Ron Compton said Wednesday.
Lexington police have said Willoughby posed as a doctor doing medical research and performed physical examinations on people, mostly homeless men.
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Willoughby had an office at 841 Corporate Drive in Lexington. He paid men $50 to examine their prostates, check for hernias and inject them with what they thought were vitamins, according to Lexington police arrest warrants.
A Fayette County grand jury indicted Willoughby on 45 counts of practicing medicine without a license, a felony, and 28 counts of sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.
According to the indictment, Willoughby conducted exams and procedures on 36 people, who are identified only by their initials. The crimes allegedly took place as far back as 1996.
In 1994, authorities arrested Willoughby in Columbia, S.C., for performing genital and rectal exams on men and women. They found an exam room set up in his apartment and several nude photographs of male genitalia. He had told some men that he was conducting a steroid study at the University of South Carolina. Willoughby pleaded guilty to practicing medicine without a license, aggravated assault and distributing a controlled substance.
Willoughby's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
A person who answered the phone at a number listed for Willoughby hung up on a Herald-Leader reporter.
Willoughby is scheduled to appear in Fayette Circuit Court for an arraignment June 26.