Lincoln police to lodge more charges against dentist accused of sex assault; dental license suspended
A Lincoln dentist who was arrested Sept. 10 on charges he sexually assaulted a patient faces more charges, according to the Lincoln Police Department.
The police have received additional complaints against John F. Begg, 85, and are charging him with two additional counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to police Capt. Philip Gould.
Meanwhile, the Rhode Island Department of Health has suspended Begg’s license, according to a spokesman.
The Police Department received the complaints after it issued a news release Thursday on Begg’s arrest on a charge of sexual assault. That charge was lodged after a 68-year-old patient accused the dentist of groping her during an office visit on Aug. 31. The victim was not anesthetized, according to Gould.
Begg lives in Newport but owns and operates a dental practice at 246 Front St. in Lincoln, according to