By Emily Langer and Kate Harding / January 22, 2018 10:25:06It’s the latest twist in a bizarre episode of medical tourism.
The New York Times has learned that a Texas physician who has been accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting women in his office over the past two years is no longer practicing in Texas.
Trevor L. Sutter, 62, has been in a Texas hospital since late February, when the New York Post reported that he sexually assaulted a woman he was seeing while he was working at a clinic.
The Post reported in January that Sutter was accused of sexually assaulting five women between 2012 and 2016.
A Texas doctor who was accused by two women of sexually molesting them in 2016 was accused last year of sexually abusing four more women in the same period.
In Texas, it’s illegal to have sex with anyone under the age of 18 and the statute of limitations for most crimes is seven years.
A Texas judge found Sutter guilty of the first two charges last week.
But he is facing the third.
In a statement, Sutter’s attorney said the charges were brought by a “misdemeanor offense,” not a felony.
He said Sutter has been practicing in Austin since the late 1980s and was licensed to practice in Texas since 2001.
The statement added that Suttering has had “no involvement” with the alleged sexual abuse allegations.
The attorney also said that the medical facility was cooperating with the investigation and that the allegations were untrue.
In the statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said: “The hospital is cooperating fully with the investigations, including the Texas Rangers investigation, which is still ongoing.
Any information that may lead to further charges against this individual will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.”
The statement said the state has asked for the private practice of Dr. Trevor Sutter to cease practice and that Sutters will be supervised by a probationary board.
A judge has ordered that Suttles probationary license be revoked.
Sutter, who is white, has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Attorney General’s office said she had not seen the letter and was not aware of any charges against Sutter.
A spokesperson for Sutter did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
The woman who reported Sutter sexually assaulting her in 2016 said he had told her he had had sex with her in his spare time, but the woman said she did not remember any details of the encounter.
In March, she reported that Sutsons office was unlicensed and that he was taking her to the doctor’s office for a checkup because he had been sick.
She said Sutson sexually assaulted her in an empty office in 2016.
She told investigators that she told the doctor about her concerns after she went home, but she did so only after her boyfriend, who also was a doctor at the time, told her that Sutes office was licensed.
The doctor told investigators she felt guilty and wanted to report the incident to authorities.
She went to the hospital to seek treatment and was admitted with her boyfriend.
She later filed a complaint with the state Department of Public Health, which investigated and charged Sutter with sexual assault.
In August, a judge granted a preliminary injunction to block Sutter from practicing in the state.
The judge also ordered him to stay away from the state’s medical examiner’s office.
The Texas Department for Insurance said in a statement that the agency is reviewing the case and has received no additional information.
In January, Suttons license to practice had been suspended for five years.
In March, the department suspended his license for a year.
He is now licensed as a chiropractor.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.