DEER LODGE — A sonographer pleaded not guilty in Deer Lodge district court this week to additional charges of rape and sexual assault.

Robert G. Baylor, 62, who pleaded not guilty in January to felony intercourse without consent and misdemeanor sexual assault, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to two additional counts of sexual intercourse without consent, one misdemeanor charge of sexual assault, and one felony charge of sexual assault.

He was initially accused of the crimes by two female patients who received an ultrasound and a sonogram at the Deer Lodge Medical Center.

In Tuesday’s case, the court record indicates that two other female patients who underwent ultrasounds between March 2013 and February 2015 reported inappropriate behavior that left one “rubbed raw” and feeling terrified by the alleged assault. The other reported he massaged her breasts during one ultrasound and made lewd comments and another time caused severe pain and bleeding during a pelvic ultrasound.  

At the time of the alleged incidents, Baylor was an employee of St. James Healthcare in Butte, contracted to do sonograms at Deer Lodge Medical Center. The court record indicates that the administrations of both facilities investigated the allegations. He no longer provides services for those facilities.

Baylor is free on $25,000 bond, but in light of the new charges, Judge Ray Dayton imposed additional conditions of the bond, including no direct medical contact with patients.

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