Md. suspends doctor with 1987 rape conviction

The Maryland Board of Physicians says it's suspending the medical license of an Allegany County doctor whose 1987 Florida rape conviction didn't prevent him from being licensed in Maryland.

The board also said Thursday that a second female patient has complained that Dr. William Dando molested her at a walk-in clinic in LaVale this year. Dando was indicted last month on charges of fourth-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice involving the first woman.

Dando didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press. He was fired from the MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale after the clinic learned of the allegations.

The medical board says Dando disclosed on his 1996 Maryland license application that he had been incarcerated for a criminal conviction but didn't specify the crime.

A doctor in the same professional center wants to know where his money goes.  Off camera, he showed us he spent of $500 to renew his medical license. 

The form asked if he has committed a criminal act.  What he doesn't know - if his self-reporting is checked by someone on the board.

We also pulled a lawsuit that lists Dr. Dando as the defendant, accusing him of supplying prescription pain pills for his patient Grace Elliott, who admitted "she just can't stop this medicaiton." 

In fact, Elliott's husband told Dr. Dando he's concerned his wife is a "junkie."  Elliott died from an overdose. 

Note: A check of the sex offender databases in Maryland and Florida on June 5, 2014 showed Dando as not listed.

PDF: Alleged medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit

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