A Fort Lewis, Wash.-based military anesthesiologist Michael Stockin, MD, at Joint Base Lewis McChord has been charged by the Army with alleged sexual assault, Fox affiliate KCPQ reported Sept. 1.
Dr. Stockin, a 10-year veteran, was hired as an anesthesiologist in July 2019. The base said it stopped him from seeing patients in 2022 following the allegations but that he continued to work at the base in a different role.
"I'm beginning to see evidence of everyone's circling the wagons and protecting Big Army as opposed to the soldiers and their families that protect us," Ryan Guilds, a lawyer representing multiple victims who have accused Dr. Stockin of assault, told KCPQ.
Mr. Guilds said there are more than 20 victims, according to the report.
According to KCPQ, the Army has said charges will be reviewed for a preliminary hearing.