An Atlanta obstetrician and gynecologist was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman and then covering up the assault by recording the incident on video, authorities said.
Theodore B. Johnson, 63, of the northwest Atlanta suburb of Paulding, was charged with two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said on Thursday.
Olens said the incident occurred in February.
A woman told police Johnson assaulted her when she was 14 and he was 32.
She reported the assault to police in March, but Johnson allegedly kept the video in a locked drawer, according to Olens.
He was arraigned in federal court on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bail.
Olens could not say whether the charges were filed in a juvenile court.
Johnson has worked as a obstetric nurse for 25 years and has been a resident of the Atlanta suburb since 1996, Olens’s office said in a statement.
Johnson has not been employed by the city of Atlanta or the state of Georgia since the arrest.
A statement from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office on Wednesday said the city is cooperating with federal authorities in their investigation.
“The Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Fire and Emergency Medical Services have been working cooperatively with the FBI and state authorities to investigate the matter,” Reed’s statement said.
Johnson’s attorney, Thomas K. Gagliano, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He has previously been charged with assault, kidnapping and child endangerment, according the criminal complaint.
Johnson was hired by the Atlanta Midtown Health system in 2012, and he has practiced obstetrics and gynecols for 15 years, according a spokeswoman for the hospital.
The statement from the hospital said Johnson did not practice in Atlanta.
Atlanta’s health system also said that Johnson was suspended in January for “improperly handling patient records,” and was prohibited from practicing obstetrology.
He was fired in July.
Johnson had no record of convictions and has not previously been convicted of a crime.
In Atlanta, Johnson was a board member of the Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of an engineering team that built a wastewater treatment plant.
Johnson did his undergraduate work at the Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.