Bond set at $25K for former Plover doctor charged with sexual assault
A 45-year-old former Plover clinic doctor is behind bars on $25,000 cash on allegations sexually assaulted patients during exams.
Dr. Wilton Calderon now of Lyme, Conn., is charged Portage County circuit court with 10 counts of third and fourth degree sexual assault.
Calderon made his initial appearance voluntarily and had not been custody prior to Monday's hearing.
Plover Police said they received an anonymous tip alleging that Calderon was engaged in exchanging medication for sexual contact with a former patient.
According to the news release, during an eight month investigation police identified multiple women who accused Calderon of unwanted sexual contact while being treated by him. Court documents state seven people came forward stating Dr. Calderon would touch his genitals to their hands, back or arms or would touch their genitals or breasts during treatment.
According to court documents, two of the alleged victims stated Dr. Calderon digitally penetrated them without wearing latex gloves. The alleged victims also stated Dr. Calderon apologized, but then said, "unless you liked it".
Ministry Health Care, Dr. Calderon's former employer during the alleged misconduct, released this statement:
The Plover Police Chief said they're receiving more calls from women saying they were sexually victimized by a doctor that previously worked in Plover. No additional criminal charges had been filed as of Monday.
In court Monday, Calderon was order to have no contact with the employees of Ministry or Medical Group, unless permitted prior by court, and to surrender his passport.
The investigation remains ongoing and police said anyone with additional information contact Plover Police Department Detective Brian Noel at 715-345-5255 ext. 189.
He's expected to learn if his case will head to trial during his next court appearance on March 7.