Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces psychiatrist who allegedly had sex with patients charged with rape
By Bethany Freudenthal
April 12, 2019
Dr. Mark Beale, 72, is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with six of his patients, ranging in age from 21 to 60, beginning in January 2015.
Police allege Beale forced some of the women to have sex with him, or engage in sexual contact, at his office, at 133 Wyatt Drive, or in one case, at a woman’s home.
Beale also may have prescribed medications to some of the women without properly diagnosing their symptoms, police say.
He’s been charged with three third-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration, four fourth-degree felony counts of criminal sexual contact and three misdemeanor counts of battery.
Police say they learned of the allegations against Beale in October 2018. A warrant was obtained for Beale at 10 a.m. Friday, and he was arrested in his home.
Police say Beale will be booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center, where he’s expected to be initially held without bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible, police say.
Anyone else who believes they may be a victim is asked to call police at 575-526-0795.
The investigation is a collaborative effort between the Las Cruces Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Metro Narcotic unit.