Texas Court Charges 2 Men for Performing Female Breast, Pelvic Exams Without Medical Licenses

Two men passed themselves off as doctors and performed pelvic, breast and other exams on female patients, according to an indictment.

Arthur Daniel Hayes, 56, was arrested Tuesday and was being held in lieu of $200,000 (euro152,000) bail. The second man, whose name was not immediately released, had not been arrested by late Tuesday.

They are charged with practicing without a license, sexual assault and Medicaid government health benefits fraud.

"They set up with what looked like a doctor's office. They wore doctors' coats. They presented themselves as doctors," Chuck E. Mattingly Jr., chief first assistant district attorney, told The Brownsville Herald.

Mattingly said the men opened clinics in two Brownsville suburbs and saw female patients.

A jail official said late Tuesday she did not know whether Hayes had an attorney.