Indiana physician who allegedly traded prescriptions for sex pleads guilty

A physician in Pendleton, Ind., has admitted he provided controlled substances to patients when not medically necessary and recorded sexual activity with two patients without their consent or knowledge, according to The Herald Bulletin.

Eric Jones, MD, who has surrendered his medical license, entered pleas of guilty to five felony charges: two counts of dealing in a controlled substance, one count of unlawful dispensation of a controlled substance, one count of perjury and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of voyeurism.

Dr. Jones gave up his medical license after Indiana Attorney General Gregory Zoeller filed a petition requesting Dr. Jones' license be suspended. In his petition, Attorney General Zoeller said evidence was found on Dr. Jones' computer that revealed he was trading prescriptions, blank prescriptions and controlled substances for "intercourse and sexual favors," according to the report.

Dr. Jones is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 4, and his sentence will be capped at six years. The state is expected to dismiss 26 other charges against Dr. Jones at the time of his sentencing.

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