A Coral Gables doctor faces sex abuse charges in North Carolina.
Dr. Robert Kemp Crockett, 62, was on vacation in Brunswick County in July when he sexually assaulted a 15-year old boy, according to his arrest warrant.
Crockett is facing multiple charges including indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape. He turned himself into Brunswick County authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released on $50,000 bail.
Miami Children’s Hospital said Crockett, who is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, has been on leave from the hospital for several months.
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“He is suspended while the investigation is under way. The hospital is an advocate for children and takes this matter very seriously,” said Miami Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Caminas in a statement.