Man pleads guilty on fake doctor charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A man accused of posing as a doctor has
pleaded guilty in Lexington to about half of the charges against
him and avoided a trial.

Dean Alan Willoughby of Mount Sterling was scheduled for trial
next week on 74 counts of practicing medicine without a license and
sexual abuse.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Willoughby entered guilty
pleas in Fayette Circuit Court on Tuesday. A prosecutor said
Willoughby entered the pleas to every count in which a victim was
available to testify against him.

When Willoughby is sentenced Aug. 6, he could receive as many as
15 years in prison.

The newspaper reported he was charged in 1994 in Columbia, S.C.,
for performing genital and rectal exams on people while claiming he
was conducting a university study. He pleaded guilty to several
charges in that case.

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