Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dr. Robert Rook of Conway appeals license suspension after rape charge

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:57 PM

APPEALS SUSPENSION: Robert Rook.
  • APPEALS SUSPENSION: Robert Rook.
Dr. Robert Rook of Conway, whose medical license was suspended by the Arkansas Medical Board last week following his arrest in Conway on charges of raping two patients, has appealed the licensed suspension in Circuit Court in Little Rock.

The case, before Judge Wendell Griffen, says the suspension would be damaging to his patients and practice. His lawyers also term the allegations "classic he said/she said" claims that can't be corroborated by other evidence. They fault the police for failure to interview other employees at the doctor's office. He maintained his innocence in the appearance before the medical board.

The lawsuit included as an exhibit the affidavit filed by Conway police for a search warrant in their investigation. It includes detailed allegations of improper contact by three people, two of which led to charges. Rook's lawyers noted that the third complainant was related to someone who'd made an earlier complaint to the Medical Board that was held to be unfounded.

The affidavit is here.
No hearings have been set in the suspension appeal.

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