Las Cruces doctor accused of sexually assaulting at least 6 patients

Las Cruces News

A Las Cruces Doctor is in jail for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple patients. 

Police say Mark D. Beale. 72, a psychiatrist and pain management specialist whose practice is at 133 Wyatt Dr., is charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration, four counts of criminal sexual contact and three counts of battery.

According to a news release, police first learned of sexual assault allegations against Beale in October 2018. Investigators later discovered the alleged incidents began in January 2015.

Officials say the doctor allegedly forced the six victims — women ages 21 to 60 — to participate in sexual activities or had illegal sexual contact with them in his office or, in one case, the woman’s home.

Police also believe Beale may have prescribed medications to some of the women without properly diagnosing their symptoms, according to the release.

Officers arrested Beale at his home Friday morning. He will be booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center without bond.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Anyone else who believes they may be a victim is asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.

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