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Northeast Minnesota doctor accused of groping patient

EVELETH, Minn. — Authorities charged an Eveleth doctor with criminal sexual conduct after a woman went to the Eveleth Police Department with claims of “inappropriate sexual touching in the course of monthly medical treatments she received from Dr. Edmund William Draper of the Iron Range Clinic,” according to the department.

A complaint was filed Friday charging Draper with fourth-degree felony criminal sexual conduct and fifth-degree gross misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct.

According to the complaint, Draper groped a female patient and kissed her without her consent. The woman met with police this month to provide more details and share a video recording, taken Jan. 11, of his actions.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman said Draper would withhold her prescription until she would kiss him, which the video also showed. The woman was seeing Draper for pain management and has since switched physicians.

Draper is the only doctor at the Iron Range Clinic. He is expected to appear in court May 3.

Eveleth police are asking the public to pass along any information on this case to Chief Tim Koivunen or Deputy Chief Jesse Linde at 218-744-7560.

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