An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Benton County doctor accused of taking nude photographs of a woman during an examination without her knowledge, according to the Second Judicial District of Arkansas prosecutor based in Jonesboro.
Prosecutor Scott Ellington said Paul Becton, 68, faces five counts of video voyeurism, a Class D felony. Becton practiced medicine in Rogers and Bentonville from 1984 to 2007, including at the Rogers Clinic For Women and Pinnacle Women’s Healthcare, Inc., in Rogers, according to Becton’s website.
Arkansas State Police began investigating Becton following allegations he took nude photographs of a female patient during an OBGYN examination without her knowledge or consent, Ellington said.
“The patient became suspicious after the examination that she may have been photographed and reported her concern to the Paragould Police Department,” according to the prosecutor’s statement.
Paragould police requested assistance from state police, who took over the investigation and executed a search warrant, which uncovered evidence showing the patient’s claim may be true, Ellington said.
The prosecutor said the Arkansas Medical Board has been notified of the allegation, and the doctor has not seen any patients this week.