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TMB suspends license of Baylor College of Medicine doctor accused of sexually assaulting children

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of a Baylor College of Medicine doctor accused of sexually assaulting four children.

The board determined Dr. Ricky Haywood-Watson's, 37, practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.

The board panel found that Haywood-Watson was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 8, 2016 due to a probable cause finding that Haywood-Watson committed the following felonies: super aggravated sexual assault of a child, continuous sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of indecency with a child.

The temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days' notice to Haywood-Watson, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Haywood-Watson.

The temporary suspension remains in place until the board takes further action.