DPH Suspends License Of Rhode Island Doctor Charged With Voyeurism

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A Rhode Island doctor facing charges of video voyeurism and child pornography in that state has had his license to practice medicine in Connecticut suspended.

The state Department of Public Health took the action March 16 due to the criminal case in Rhode Island against Dr. William Lee Thompson, 48, according to an interim consent order Thompson agreed to with DPH.

Last July, Thompson voluntarily agreed not to practice medicine in Rhode Island, records show. When such actions are taken in one state, Connecticut officials can also take action if the person has a license to practice medicine in Connecticut.

Thompson, an anesthesiologist, was arrested June 8 in East Greenwich, R.I., and was accused of videotaping a minor while she was taking a shower in his home, police said. He was initially charged with one count of video voyeurism, but prosecutors later lodged a second charge of video voyeurism and charges of child pornography and possession of child pornography, records from Kent Country District Court show.

Det. Lt. Jeremy Fague of the East Greenwich Police Department last week provided an arrest report but declined to say how the victims knew Thompson.

“As you can imagine, this is a very sensitive case,’’ Fague said. “The victims are two females, one being under the age of 18 and the other being over the age of 18.”

Thompson told police he took the video because the girl “took very long showers and the ceiling in the bathroom was beginning to become weathered,” according to the incident report.

Thompson’s attorney, William Devereaux of Providence, could not be reached for comment. Thompson was released following his arrest and is due back in Kent County court on April 7.

In an unrelated action, DPH also temporarily suspended the license of a Watertown physician assistant on March 16 in connection with her “alleged substance abuse,’’ an interim consent order states.

The action was taken against Mary E. McGuigan-Parker while DPH continues its investigation in an effort to “provide for the protection of the public,” the consent order states.

McGuigan-Parker could not be reached for comment.





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