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Streator doctor arrested for rape

Posted by wlpo on May 29, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) – A sexual assault charge for a gynecologist who practiced in Streator.

At a bond hearing Friday for Dr. Bruce Smith, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Annette Milleville said a rape exam of one alleged victim in 2002 turned up semen, but police didn’t request a DNA sample from Smith.

Milleville says investigators finally got a DNA sample from Smith this month and the state crime lab determined that Smith’s DNA profile matched the semen.¬† He’s accused of multiple rapes.

Smith was charged Thursday with sexual assault and turned himself in to police. His attorney says he plans to plead not guilty.

Smith worked at several Chicago hospitals before moving his practice to Streator.

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