A Miami pediatric doctor faces sexual abuse charges in North Carolina, the Miami Herald reported.
Dr. Robert Kemp Crockett, 62, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy while he was on vacation in Brunswick County, his arrest warrant said.
Crockett worked as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at Miami Children’s Hospital.
According to the hospital, Dr. Crockett is suspended and has been on leave from the hospital for several months during the investigation.
Crockett is facing multiple charges, including indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape.
He turned himself into authorities and has since been released on $50,000 bail.
The Miami physician is also known as Kemp Crockett and Dr. Robert Kemp Crockett III, Inquistr reported.
It is deeply disturbing when a person who has a position of authority and potentially unfettered access to children is accused of child sexual abuse.
It is my hope that by coming forward, the young man in this case may have saved others and can now begin his healing process.