September 1, 2014
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Patient seeks monetary damages against Ark. doctor

      A 23-year-old Arkansas woman, who authorities say a Paragould doctor snapped nude photos of during a gynecology examination, has filed a lawsuit against the medical practitioner.
      The civil complaint filed on Thursday seeks monetary damages against 68-year-old Dr. Paul Becton, who already faces felony charges of video voyeurism. State police say investigators found numerous images of nude women, including the plaintiff, on Becton's cellphone.
     The complaint also alleges outrageous conduct and medical malpractice by Becton. He was arrested earlier this week at a Newport motel, but released on Thursday evening after posting bond. His bail was set at $500,000 in court.
      Prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington says Becton paid his bond through a commercial bonding company and had surrendered his passport to authorities.
     Becton's attorney didn't return calls seeking comment Friday.

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