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Orem doctor arrested on suspicion of multiple sex charges

Published September 25, 2012 11:44 am
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An Orem doctor was arrested Monday night after a patient complained he was showing her inappropriate cell phone videos and performing unnecessary vaginal exams.

Orem police said the 60-year-old woman came into the station Sept. 19 to report that David Richard Hillam, 44, was showing her inappropriate videos while she was at his office and that he had given her more than 10 vaginal exams in three years — some of those exams allegedly designed to help her sex life by strengthening her muscles.

The woman alleges that Hillam showed her several cell phone videos over the course of several months starting in 2012. The videos showed Hillam and his wife having sex, Hillam's penis, and a video of him masturbating, according to the probable cause statement.

In August, Hillam allegedly visited the woman while she was a patient at a hospital and noticed that "she looked a little down," according to the PC statement. The woman alleges that Hillam then went into a closet, changed into a hospital gown, filmed himself masturbating and then returned and showed the video to the victim, the statement says.

Police said they investigated the woman's claims and arrested Hillam on suspicion of three counts of forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies; and four counts of lewdness, class B misdemeanors. He posted a $10,000 cash only bond Tuesday and was released, officials said.

Police allege Hillam admitted to them that he showed sexual videos to the woman, but denied the vaginal exams were sexual in nature, the statement shows. However, authorities allege he spoke with licensing investigators and admitted some of the vaginal exams were "for sexual pleasure."

Jennifer Bolton, spokeswomen for the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, said Hillam's physician and controlled substance licenses remain active. But in a prepared statement, she said the agency "has been working closely with the Orem Police Department on this case and is currently seeking disciplinary action against David Richard Hillam's professional licenses."

Orem Police Sgt. Craig Martinez said his department has not received complaints from other alleged victims, but asked anyone who believes they may be a victim or has more information to call police at 801-229-7070.


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