Arrested doctor was certified to practice medicine

Paul Becton (Source: Greene County Jail)
Paul Becton (Source: Greene County Jail)

PARAGOULD, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County doctor charged with five counts of video voyeurism was certified to practice in the field of OB/GYN, according to online records.

A civil lawsuit filed last week against Dr. Paul Becton, Junior alleges Becton "although holding himself out as a specialist in the field of OB/GYN, is apparently not board certified in the field of OB/GYN, although he apparently claims to have completed a residency program in OB/GYN."

However, according to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Becton was originally certified on December 9, 1988. His certification status is valid until December 30, 2014, online records indicate.

Becton, who was charged with video voyeurism by Arkansas State Police, posted bail last week. He was also ordered not to have any contact with a woman who claims he took nude photographs of her during an examination without her approval.

To read more about the criminal case, click here.

To read about the civil case, click here.

Becton privately practiced at his facility in Paragould and also at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

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