Paragould Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

May 30, 2014

A Paragould gynecologist has plead not guilty to charges that he took nude pictures of a patient.  According to the Associated Press, Dr. Paul Becton appeared before Greene County Circuit Judge Brent Davis this morning and plead not guilty to five counts of voyeurism.  Becton also waived formal arraignment.  He is accused of using a cell phone to take photos of a female patient during an exam.  An affadavit alleges that Arkansas State Police investigators found numerous images on his cell phone of nude women, including the patient who notified authorities.  The AP reports Davis has a pre-trial hearing on September 2, with a trial date of September 15.