UPDATE: Doctor charged with sexual abuse after touching minor

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UPDATE 11/28/16 @ 6 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A doctor has been charged with sexual abuse after touching a minor.

Jason Smith, 42, of Hurricane, was charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse and having possession of a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint, the abuse happened Saturday night near a gate at Marshall University's football stadium.

"The young lady did the proper thing. She didn't know him. She got away from him," Marshall Police Chief Jim Terry said.

Smith ran away from the scene when security tried to stop him after seeing the abuse, according to the criminal complaint.

Dr. Smith works for Family Care Health Centers.

In a statement on Monday, the health provider said: FamilyCare supports Dr. Jason Smith and his family - without condoning any actions he may have taken - and we respect his privacy. Dr. Smith's patients have been rescheduled with other FamilyCare providers and he will be on leave to work through this situation. Our focus remains on providing high quality health care for people in our communities.

According to the Western Regional Jail's records, Smith is no longer an inmate.



ORIGINAL STORY 11/28/16 @ 12:38 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A doctor has been charged with sexual abuse after touching a minor.

Jason Smith, 42, of Hurricane, was charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse and having possession of a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint, the abuse happened Saturday night near a gate at Marshall University's football stadium.

Smith ran away from the scene when security tried to stop him after seeing the abuse, according to the criminal complaint.

He was chased on foot and then stopped.

WSAZ has confirmed Smith is a doctor with Family Care Health Centers.

The CEO tells WSAZ Smith is on leave right now and the the practice is supporting him and his family while they deal with the situation.