- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces neurologist has been indicted on felony counts of kidnapping over incidents involving two of his patients.

Dr. Robert Woody lives in Chaparral, but has a medical practice in Las Cruces.

Authorities say the 62-year-old Woody has been charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit a sexual offense and one count of criminal sexual contact.

The kidnapping charges are first-degree felony counts while the criminal sexual contact charge is a misdemeanor.

Las Cruces police say one of the incidents occurred in June 2015 while the other was in June 2013.

In both incidents, Woody asked the men explicit questions about their sexual preferences before allegedly fondling the patients during examinations behind closed doors.

Woody has been ordered to appear March 28 in District Court.

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