- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former Kansas City area doctor faces charges accusing him of sexually abusing a teenage patient.

The Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Monday that 43-year-old Joseph T. Mackey of Blue Springs is charged with eight counts of second-degree statutory sodomy.

Mackey, who surrendered his medical license earlier, was also a leader of a Jackson County Boy Scouts troop and had volunteered for the Kansas City area’s Heart of America Council of Boy Scouts as the medical director and as a member of the executive board.

The prosecutor’s office says the victim told authorities he met Mackey through scouting when he was 11, and that he also became a patient of Mackey’s. The charges stem from alleged incidents in 2000 and 2001.

Mackey’s lawyer, Michael Taylor, declined comment Monday.

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