A Mount Sterling man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of impersonating a doctor and sexual abuse.
Dean Alan Willoughby, 44, was indicted by a Fayette County jury last week 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.
Lexington police have said Willoughby posed as a doctor doing medical research, and he performed physical examinations on people, mostly homeless men.
Willoughby and his attorneys declined to comment after the arraignment.
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Willoughby had an office at 841 Corporate Drive in Lexington. He paid men $50 each to examine their prostates, check for hernias and inject them with what they thought were vitamins, according to police reports.
According to the indictment, Willoughby conducted exams and procedures on 36 people, who were identified only by their initials. The alleged crimes occurred as far back as 1996. Willoughby was indicted on 45 counts of practicing medicine without a license, a felony, and 28 counts of sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.
In 1994, Willoughby was arrested 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 is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial conference July 9 and a status hearing July 31.