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‘Graphic and brutal betrayal of trust;’ Accused ex-Yellow Springs doctor facing 80+ years in prison

YELLOW SPRINGS — UPDATE: 1 p.m.

The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office has released new details on the investigation into a former Yellow Springs doctor accused of sex crimes.

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Donald Gronbeck was arrested by Greene County Sheriff’s deputies last Friday morning. Online jail records show he’s being held on charges of rape, sexual battery, sexual imposition, and gross sexual imposition.

A Greene County grand jury handed up a secret indictment of 50 charges against Gronbeck, according to online court records. He’s facing nine counts of rape, 10 counts of sexual battery, 15 counts of gross sexual imposition and 16 counts of sexual imposition.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Greene County Prosecutor David D. Hayes said Gronbeck is accused of sexually assaulting 15 women over a 9-year-span.

State medical board documents allege Gronbeck used a private email account and used a messaging app called Cover Me, where messages disappear quickly and are not saved, to have sexually explicit conversations with the female patient.

According to Hayes, the state has filed a motion for no bond. Gronbeck’s first hearing will be held Thursday, October 27. He faces over 80 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost described Gronbeck’s alleged crimes as a “graphic and brutal betrayal of trust.”

News Center 7 will continue updating this story as we learn more.

INITIAL REPORT:

Starting this afternoon investigators will hold a press conference to go over new formal charges a former Yellow Springs doctor is facing.

Donald Gronbeck was arrested by Greene County Sheriff’s deputies last Friday morning. Online jail records show he’s being held on charges of rape, sexual battery, sexual imposition, and gross sexual imposition.

Gronbeck was indicted on 50 charges by a grand jury in Greene County, according to online court records. He’s facing nine counts of rape, 10 counts of sexual battery, 15 counts of gross sexual imposition, and 16 counts of sexual imposition.

Gronbeck’s first court appearance has not been scheduled in this case.

We will continue to bring you any new information we learn.