Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Former Clewiston Doc Faces Sex Charges

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Clewiston Police Department,
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Broward County State
Attorney's Office announced the arrest of a former Clewiston doctor accused
of kidnapping and sexual battery last month. FDLE Special Agent Scott
Gibson and investigators with the Louisiana State Penitentiary arrested Dr.
Daniel Phillip McIntire Jr., 48, currently residing in Ruston, La., at the
Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola when he showed up for a job
interview for the position of prison physician. McIntire is charged with
one count of kidnapping and 11 counts of sexual battery victim

FDLE began investigating the allegations against McIntire at the request of
the Clewiston Police Department in August 2003. McIntire was practicing
medicine in Clewiston when police received information that the doctor
allegedly drugged and sexually battered at least two female victims.
Shortly after the investigation began McIntire left his practice in
Clewiston and moved to the Palatka, Fla. area where he practiced medicine
in Hawthorne. McIntire fled Florida after a search warrant was served at
his residence in Palatka. Police have recovered video evidence documenting
the alleged attacks.

The FBI was contacted when it was learned by investigators that McIntire
left the state. The FBI obtained a warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid
Prosecution (UFAP) and joined in the search for McIntire. McIntire was
being held in the West Feliciana Parish jail in Saint Francis, La. but has
waived extradition back to Florida and will be returned to Broward
County. The investigation is on going and special agents are asking anyone
who might have information regarding this case to contact FDLE Special
Agent Scott Gibson at 1-800-226-2028.

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