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Doctor takes plea deal for sexually assaulting employees

By Sam Penrod | Posted - Jun. 28, 2010 at 4:12 p.m.



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LEHI -- A Lehi doctor facing charges of sexually assaulting two of his employees and hiding a video camera in an exam room took a plea deal Monday.

Dr. Steven Pack entered no contest to reduced charges of sexual battery and to video voyeurism in a case that involved four victims.

Pack was arrested last summer at his clinic in Lehi after it was discovered he had hidden a camera inside an exam room.

Steven Pack
Steven Pack

Two of his assistants -- ages 18 and 19 -- reported to police that they had found the camera in an exam room.

The female employees told police that Pack asked them to test out some X-ray equipment and were told to change their clothes in a specific room. They found the camera inside the exam room on a wall.

Prosecutors believe Pack deleted the images before police arrived.

Within days, two other workers came forward with allegations Pack had groped them, saying he needed to practice exams.

"Because they were employees and the touching occurred under the pretext, I don't think they were sure what to do, whether or not a crime had been committed or whether they felt like someone would believe them, I guess, because of the circumstances," said prosecutor David Sturgill.

Pack's attorney said he took the deal to keep the victims and his family from enduring a trial.

In addition to the criminal charges, Dr. Pack is the subject of two separate civil suits brought by the former employees.

His medical license has also been suspended by state regulators.

Pack is scheduled to be sentenced on the criminal charges in early August.

E-mail: spenrod@ksl.com

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