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03/26/2010

Child molesting doctor who kept medical license loses it the old fashion way: on a technicality

A child psychiatrist sex offender who molested a 10-year-old girl had his license temporarily suspended this month for the one thing the Texas Medical Board just won’t tolerate: not scheduling an appointment with your psychiatrist.

Warning: This gets a bit icky.

In about 2003, Dr. William Robert Olmsted’s children and their friend, a 10-year-old girl,Olmstead were watching television. The children fell asleep. Olmsted took the girl in his lap, put his hands inside her pants and rubbed her private parts, kissed her head and licked her toes, according to a Texas Medical Board agreed order. (He told the girl not to tell her parents about the toe-licking.)

The girl made an outcry in September 2006 and also accused Olmsted of touching her breast. That December he was arrested by Dallas police and charged with indecency with a child, according to board documents.

In January 2009, he pleaded no contest to indecency with a child by contact and received a six years of adjudication, the board documents state. Under the terms of his plea, he had to register as a sex offender, keep 1,000 feet away from any premise where children under 17 gather and was hit with a $1,500 fine and 240 hours of community service.

Cac Olmsted was then whipsawed by the medical board: he was reprimanded, had his medical license revoked, effectively had his medical license reinstated, was placed on probation for 10 years and received a punishing $5,000 fine. Thanks for looking out for the patients, medical board.

 

This came to us from a board spokeswoman after this item ran: "The 2009 agreed order protected the public by prohibiting Olmsted from seeing any children at all, essentially ending his child psychiatry practice. Undergoing a psychiatric evaluation was another condition of the 2009 order."

When Olmsted, 46, had his license suspended for really crossing the line. He failed to comply with a 2009 agreed order requiring him to submit to an independent psychiatric evaluation within 30 days of the appointment of the psychiatrist and to continue with any treatment recommended by the psychiatrist, according to a press release.

"He failed to schedule an appointment and/or meet with the psychiatrist, and failed to obtain an independent psychiatric evaluation," according to the medical board.

 Olmsted, who lives in Georgetown, could not be reached for comment.

-- Darren Barbee

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