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Michigan physician allegedly exchanged prescription drugs for sexual favors from patients

Posted: 6:00 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 22:30:25Z

A northern Michigan doctor has been accused of exchanging prescribed narcotics for sexual favors from his patients. 

Jonathan Robertson, 43, is charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree for allegedly sexually assaulting two female patients in his care between October 2014 and April 2015, according to a news release. The felony charges carry a prison sentence of up to 15 years. 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges against Robertson on Wednesday, Aug. 22. 

“When a woman visits her doctor, she rightfully has the expectation that she will not be sexually assaulted,” Schuette said. "I encourage anyone with information about this case to contact the Michigan State Police." 

Robertson, who has offices in Marquette and Traverse City, was arraigned on Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the Marquette District Court and held on a cash surety bond of $25,000 for each count, totaling $2 million. 

If you have information related to this case, please call Lieutenant Robin Lynde with the Michigan State Police at 313-418-2731.