State Suspends Doctor’s License

The state Department of Public Health has suspended the license of a doctor from Old Lyme who has been charged with sexually assaulting seven female patients during medical exams at a clinic in Plover, Wisconsin. After an eight-month investigation by Plover police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Dr. Wilton Calderon, 45, was charged on Dec. 21 with four counts of third-degree sexual assault and six counts of fourth-degree sexual assault.

Calderon is accused of having unwanted sexual contact with female patients during medical exams at a family medicine clinic in Plover before he left Wisconsin to take a job in New London in January 2015. Plover Police Chief Daniel F. Ault said Thursday that Calderon spent one night in the Portage County Jail in Wisconsin and is now free on a $25,000 bond pending a court appearance in early March. Ault said the investigation began in early 2015 with a tip from a former patient who accused Calderon of sexual assault.

“We kept digging for over six months and numerous patients came forward with similar stories,’’ Ault said.