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Podiatrist Charged with Exchanging Drugs for Sex, Videotaping Encounters

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 26, 2008 9:51PM

Dr. Stephen P. LoheidePodiatrist Dr. Stephen P. Loheide, 64, of Algonquin, has been charged with dozens of counts of exchanging prescription drugs for sex, videotaping those encounters without womens' consent, drug possession with intent to distribute, eavesdropping, possession of eavesdropping devices, and other assorted unsavory activities, all of which allegedly took place in his East Dundee office.

Charges unveiled Tuesday assert that Loheide illegally exchanged drugs for sex 26 times between March 2005 and Sept. 30, 2007. During that time Loheide illegally taped himself having sex with patients 29 times, the charges state.

The good doctor is facing more than 95 counts. His bail has been set at $50 million.

Loheide first came to the attention of the police after one of his employees discovered she had been videotaped changing her clothes. She contact the authorities who then searched the premises and discovered tapes and DVDs of Loheide engaged in "sexual encounters," and Loheide was charged with eavesdropping and solicitation. The drug charges were added this week. [The Courier News, Trib, old Daily Herald story]