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  • Dr. Mark Lewis of Geneva, charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault

      Dr. Mark Lewis of Geneva, charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault

  • Dr. Mark G. Lewis, left, talks with his attorney, Dean Kekos, outside the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles after appearing in court Friday morning. Lewis, who runs a Geneva medical practice, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault.

      Dr. Mark G. Lewis, left, talks with his attorney, Dean Kekos, outside the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles after appearing in court Friday morning. Lewis, who runs a Geneva medical practice, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault.
    Pool photo/Kane County Chronicle, Sandy Bressner

 
 

An order allowing photographs and videos to be taken at the preliminary hearing of a Geneva doctor charged with sexual assault was rescinded Friday by Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti.

Barsanti did so because the attorney for Mark Lewis objected, saying he had not been notified of the media request.

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The Kane County Chronicle filed a request July 14, and it was granted July 22. Per court rules, it notified all listed attorneys on the case, the judge, Lewis and the court's media liaison. But Lewis' attorney had not filed his appearance with the court at that time.

A hearing on his objection will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 7.

Lewis, 55, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault. He is accused of assaulting a woman, who was a patient of his, when she slept at his house in St. Charles in November 2012. The woman was the girlfriend of the son of Lewis' girlfriend.

The woman sued Lewis in civil court; the case was recently settled out of court. The state has suspended Lewis' medical license until July 31, 2017, saying he had inappropriate sexual conduct with patients and inappropriately prescribed controlled substances to "numerous" people.

Lewis is free on $25,000 bond.

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