Thu, Sep 27, 2012
As we reported last week, a Baton Rouge doctor is accused of soliciting sex from teens on the internent. Well we’ve learned a little more since then…
Last week, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s detectives with the office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Dr. James Hargroder, 64, 5421 S. Woodchase Court, Baton Rouge yesterday.
According to the Advocate, Hargroder, who has been a physician with the Baton Rouge Physicians group since 1996, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday, said Nicole Kleinpeter, director of corporate communications for Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He practiced at a clinic on North Boulevard.
The Baton Rouge General Physicians group appears to have quickly removed Dr. James Hargroder from their list of physicians on their website, however Google has something called Cache.
The papers says Dr. Hargroder did not treat patients under 19 and could be terminated from the group depending on the outcome of the criminal investigation.
Hargroder is accused of communicating with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but who turned out to be a detective with the crimes against children unit, sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks told the paper.
Hargroder allegedly sent sexually explicit messages and a sexually explicit video
(possibly masturbating) of himself to the teen in July, Hicks said. The man also sent two videos of himself committing lewd and sexually explicit acts, she said.
Detectives arrested Hargroder at his home early Wednesday.