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Doctor Accused Of Several Sex Crimes In Emmet County

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An Emmet County doctor is accused of inappropriately touching a patient.

Now, he faces multiple sex crime charges.

Richard Ferguson, a primary care doctor at Little Traverse Bay Family Medicine outside of Petoskey, is accused of inappropriate contact with a patient going back to 2012.

Ferguson is charged with 10 sex crimes including attempted sexual intercourse under the pretext of medical treatment. This all involves one patient.

Court documents say he had been treating her since she was a child, though the alleged abuse didn't start until 2012.

Court documents say the woman worked for Ferguson during some of the abuse, and eventually quit.

He was arrested Wednesday and is now out on bond. He'll be back in court in May.

Documents showed the victim wore a wire during the investigation and got Ferguson to confess.