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Doctor acquitted of sex assault sues police, accusers

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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
 

A Beaver County endocrinologist claims in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday that he was the victim of a conspiracy between police and three of the eight women who accused him of fondling them during medical examinations and treatments.

A Beaver County jury last week cleared Dr. Robert Knapp, 57, of criminal charges. He claims in his lawsuit that Bridgewater police Chief Douglas Adams, county detective Lt. Kim Clements and the women conspired to bring the charges against him so the women could file civil lawsuits seeking monetary damages.

Adams said he hadn't seen the lawsuit and couldn't comment. District Attorney Anthony Berosh couldn't be reached.

Knapp, whose office is in Bridgewater, claims in the lawsuit that Clements, a high school friend of one of the women, encouraged her to file charges. The woman talked to a civil attorney after she complained about Knapp's actions in 2007 and started seeking out others willing to press charges, the lawsuit says. One of the other women is married to a friend of the first accuser's husband, according to the lawsuit.

The third woman contacted the same civil attorney as the first complainant, the lawsuit says. The Tribune-Review does not identify accusers in sexual assault cases.

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