ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The jury trial for a former Geneva doctor accused of criminal sexual assault is scheduled for June 17, court records show.
Mark G. Lewis, 59, who lost his medical license in 2016 for inappropriate contact with patients, is charged with two counts each of aggravated criminal sexual assault, Class X felonies, and criminal sexual assault, Class 1 felonies, according to court records.
Class X is punishable by six to 30 years in prison and Class 1 by four to 15 year in prison, if convicted.
Lewis was being held in the Kane County jail on a conviction last year for felony possession of marijuana. Lewis had been found with 110 marijuana plants, 11,000 grams of processed marijuana, a handgun and ammunition. Lewis had pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to police and court records.
Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti denied a request from Lewis March 14 to set bond, ordering him to be held without bond on the sexual assault charge, court records show.
On the marijuana charge, however, court records show Barsanti ordered that Lewis be remanded to the Illinois Department of Corrections. But if he is released from prison, he is to be remanded back to the Kane County jail.
Lewis had previously lived in the 0-99 block of Squire Lane, St. Charles, where police and Kane County prosecutors have alleged that he sexually assaulted the victim, a woman he knew, on Nov. 17, 2012.
State regulators temporarily suspended Lewis’ medical license June 26, alleging he had inappropriate sexual relations with several patients and inappropriately prescribed controlled substances to numerous people.
Regulators charged that his “actions constitute an immediate danger to the public” in suspending his license. According to details of the state regulatory charges, a St. Charles woman reported to police that she was sexually assaulted by Lewis at his house.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation first suspended Lewis’s license in 2014, then revoked it in 2016, state records show.
The suspension and revocation were “for sexually inappropriate conduct with multiple patients of his practice as well as inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances to numerous individuals,” state records show.