However, prosecutors say that her confession about supplying drugs to her husband is not enough to prosecute her. As part of his plea deal, the doctor admitted that he abused four preteen girls for years at his home in South Anchorage and his cabin at Shell Lake. After the abuse of three girls was discovered, he was arrested in October and more charges were filed against him when a fourth victim came forward.
According to KTUU, one of the victims was a family member and two others were placed in his care. Documents filed in court state the youngest victim was five years old and say his wife gave the victims the drugs so he could abuse them. The doctors abuse of the girls was usually accomplished by 'pacifying them with drugs like Valium and Ambien,' according to his plea deal the newspaper reported.
Dunlop said that based solely on his wife's admission of her role in the abuse that it would be hard to bring a new case forward. Above he is pictured in court earlier this year. The longtime Anchorage doctor worked at Providence Alaska Medical Center above in their emergency room.
In addition, authorities found thousands of images and literature that depicted child pornography on two of his computers, even though he tried to wipe the electronic devices clean. However, Merchant was caught by the FBI in attempting to hire a hit-man to kill two of the girls in order to stop them from testifying against him in court. He was secretly recorded discussing what he would pay to have them killed, but then weeks later backed out of it.
Prosecutors say Merchant usually accomplished the abuse of the girls by 'pacifying them with drugs'. KTUU reported during that time period he was in contact with one of the victims and he was charged with violating the conditions of release.
He could face a minimum of nine and a maximum of 99 years in prison and will be sentenced August The doctor and is wife are also facing a lawsuit in civil court. Jon-Marc Petersen, the victims' attorney, told the newspaper that the claims within their complaint rely upon the criminal investigation into the couple. He added that the state was 'conservative' in the approach of how much blame to place on Linda Merchant or her husband.
Due to the doctor's criminal charges, the lawsuit was postponed and will move forward once he is sentenced, Petersen told the newspaper.
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