from the Denton Record-Chronicle
12:36 AM CDT on Friday, March 18, 2010
By Donna Fielder / Staff Writer
Four additional women contacted police Wednesday saying they also were victims of a Denton doctor who touched them sexually and made inappropriate remarks, police reports state.
Since news reports Tuesday that Dr. Ramon Cruz’s license was suspended by the Texas Medical Board after the panel made a finding that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with four of his Denton patients, several other women have come forward with similar stories.
Cruz has not been charged with any crime, but police are investigating the additional complaints.
One woman described three occasions when she either was in his office or in a hospital room. She said on one occasion she was hospitalized and drowsy on pain medication when he came into the room, lifted the sheet to look at her body and then leaned over and kissed her, according to the police report. She said a nurse walked in during the episode and quickly left the room.
Another woman reported to police that he kissed her and made sexual comments to her during two visits to his office in September 2009.
A third woman said that during 2003 and 2004, when she was his patient, he tried to kiss her and touch her, a police report states.
The fourth woman reported to police she was hospitalized when he touched her and kissed her against her wishes.
Most of the women who have reported the doctor’s behavior so far have said they did not report it because they thought no one would believe them, according to the police reports.