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Alleged fake doctor to face grand jury

The case of a Mount Sterling man accused of practicing medicine on homeless men in Lexington has been waived to the grand jury.

Dean Alan Willoughby, 43, and his attorney Jim Lowry decided to waive the case instead of having a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Fayette District Court.

After his case was waived, Willoughby, flanked by his attorney and his family, quickly left the courtroom as local media shouted questions at them.

Willoughby held a jacket above his head to hide his face.

They all declined to comment.

Police detectives who were in court for Tuesday's hearing declined to elaborate on the case afterward.

Willoughby is charged with three counts of practicing without a medical license. He has pleaded not guilty and has been released on $7,500 cash bond.

Willoughby was convicted of similar charges 15 years ago in South Carolina and spent time in prison. During that trial, he was accused of offering free medical services to dozens of people, many of them homeless.