Doctor Accused of Indecent Assault in Lackawanna County

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A doctor in Scranton is accused of indecent assault.

According to arrest papers, Dr. Joel Laury dropped his pants in an exam room last week and inappropriately touched a 20-year-old female college student he was supposed to be training.

Dr. would not tell his side of the story as he left the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

According to court papers, Dr. Laury was at his office on Olive Street last week in a shopping center in Scranton.

Also at the office was a 20-year-old woman studying to be a physician assistant.

Paperwork shows he brought her into an exam room, locked the door, and told her to take her sweater off so he could show her how to use a stethoscope.

After that, the woman claims he stripped to his underwear, groped her, and would not let her out of the exam room until she put her sweater back on.

The affidavit also shows when police questioned Dr. Laury, he admitted to the incident and was charged with indecent assault, lewdness, and harassment.

We tried to get a comment from Horizon Medical Corporation. We wanted to know if Dr. Laury is still practicing after the arrest.

One of Dr. Laury's attorneys dropped by Horizon Medical's Olive Street offices but would not say if the doctor is still seeing patients.

We also checked with the Pennsylvania Department of State to see if Dr. Laury's medical license has been suspended. Late Tuesday afternoon, Laury's license remained active, according to the state's website.

Dr. Laury is scheduled to be in court next week.

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