A patient who was suspicious of her doctor's behavior during an exam set up a hidden camera during a second visit and caught the Gretna physician fondling her breasts and genitals, according to law enforcement officials.
Dr. James Dyess, 57, was arrested Thursday (July 12) and booked with two counts of sexual battery and one count of simple battery, according to Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson.
The diabolical pervert practices internal medicine. His business, Dyess Medical Center, is located at 12 West Bank Expressway, Gretna, with a satellite office in Slidell. Dyess sees only patients referred to him by attorneys, Lawson said.
The victim, a 35-year-old woman, told police she felt Dyess made inappropriate sexual advances towards her during a previous visit for back issues. At her next appointment, the woman set up her cell phone in her purse to record video of the exam, Lawson said.
"She presented us with video of him fondling her," Lawson said.
Based on her complaint and the video, detectives obtained a warrant for Dyess' arrest. They took him into custody Thursday morning at his practice.
The molester declined to speak with investigators, according to Lawson. On Monday, he directed questions about the matter to his attorney, Brian Capitelli. Capitelli declined to comment.
Dyes was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. He was released the same day on a $20,500 bond.