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Morrow doctor arrested on sex charges

By Clay Wilson

A Morrow doctor has been arrested after he allegedly fondled a Stockbridge woman and videotaped her while she was nude in his office.

Morrow police arrested 44-year-old Dr. Asutoh Vyas around 6 p.m. Friday after a 41-year-old Stockbridge woman claimed that he had fondled her breasts and genitals and secretly videotaped her. Vyas is the director of the Atlanta Pain Clinic on Corporate Center Drive, according to a press release from the Morrow Police Department.

Police said the woman claimed Vyas taped her while she was performing exercises nude in one of the clinic's examination rooms. She told police that "this was the first time in all the years she has been seeing the doctor that she was asked to perform these exercises, or had ever been examined while completely nude."

According to police, they conducted a search of the exam room with Vyas' consent and found a wireless camera system and a VCR/TV combination. Investigators checked a tape in the VCR and verified the woman's allegations.

Police also obtained warrants for the clinic and Vyas' McDonough home and confiscated several videotapes and computer disks.

The investigation is continuing, and police say additional charges may be filed. Investigators believe Vyas may have been involved in a similar incident about a year ago, but the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence. Police plan to reopen the former case based on the new charges.

Vyas, who was charged with sexual battery, was released from jail on a $5,550 bond Saturday night, said a spokeswoman with the Clayton County Jail. She said no further court date has been set.

A call to Vyas' answering service with a request for comment was not returned Sunday.

Police say they cannot yet determine whether there are additional victims in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morrow Police Department at (770) 961-4006.