Arkansas Medical Board suspends Robert Rook's license over pending rape case | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Arkansas Medical Board suspends Robert Rook's license over pending rape case

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:39 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2016-06-09_at_5.33.03_pm.png

The Arkansas Medical Board voted 9-3 today to suspend the license of Dr. Robert Rook, a Conway family practitioner, because of pending rape charges.

According to coverage from KATV, Rook's lawyers said the suspension would be damaging to his practice and the charges were based on thin evidence — "he said, she said" material. A board member noted that there were "three shes" and perhaps more to come. Conway police have charged Rook with three counts of rape and sexual assault involving two women and said a third woman has come forward with allegations.

Rook told the board he was innocent and allegations were made by women seeking to obtain drugs.

Rook is well-established in Conway and also has political connections. Because of his support for Prosecutor Cody Heiland (for whom Rook planned a fund-raiser for a judicial race a few days after he was charged; it was canceled) Hiland got off the case and a special prosecutor who filed the charges is handling it. Rook has also been a supporter of other political candidates.

Rook is to be arraigned next month.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • North Little Rock mayor shows downtown plaza plan

    North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith is presenting a plan to the City Council tonight for a downtown plaza meant to augment planned private developments and further enhanced downtown as a destination.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • Attorney general asks for continued secrecy on execution drugs

    As expected, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has asked the Arknasas Supreme Court for an "emergency stay" of a lower court ruling that the Correction Department must produce labels from one of the drugs used in executions.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • Groups seek end to commercial collection of wild turtles

    Several environmental organizations to end commercial turtle collection in Arkansas.The harvests (more than 126,000 turtles from 2014 to 2016) are not sustainable and that, in turn, is damaging to ecosystems, the groups said.
    • Sep 25, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation