42-year-old Donald Gronbeck has been charged on more than 50 charges of rape, sexual battery, and other sex crimes involving 15 women. The former college physician at Antioch College in southwest Ohio lost his medical license for sexually assaulting eight patients, said reports.

According to Greene County Prosecuting Attorney David Hayes, Gronbeck was arrested on Friday, Oct. 21 for sexually assaulting at least 15 patients at the college between 2017 and 2021.

While addressing the media Hayes talked about how the indictment was the result of an investigation that lasted a year with the involvement of several departments.

He said, “The indictment is a result of a year-long investigation that included the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and the Ohio Medical Board,” according to media reports.

Gronbeck served as the campus physician at Antioch from 2015 to 2019, as well as at his Yellow Springs medical practice.

According to the indictment, Gronbeck’s crimes include rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, and sexual imposition.

Gronbeck surrendered his medical license earlier this year after the State Medical Board of Ohio suspended him in late January based on complaints of sexually assaulting eight of his patients and engaging in a sexual relationship with one of them while still treating her.

Gronbeck also allegedly wrote a prescription for the cognition-enhancing medication Rivastigmine and gave it to one of his patients, who was also an employee and told her to pass them out to her coworkers.

A search warrant was executed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at Gronbeck’s Yellow Springs practice in January after the eight women came forward with complaints.

At a press conference on Monday, Oct. 24, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost called the allegations against Gronbeck “an incredibly graphic and brutal betrayal of trust.”

Yost said one of the victims recorded a portion of Gronbeck’s assault.

Gronbeck’s attorney John Paul Rion told the media “there is definitely another version of the events as told by the prosecutor’s office.”

Gronbeck received his undergraduate degree from Antioch in 2002.


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