According to prosecutors, the victim, a veteran of the Armed Forces and a hemophiliac, first encountered Ray, 46, when she sought treatment for a sore hip. Contrary to hospital policy, Ray did not give the woman the option of requesting a female staff member during her physical examination. She said Ray ordered her to remove her blouse and bra and then groped her breasts with his bare hands. He then repeatedly tried to have her remove her pants so he could conduct a pap smear. She refused and, following the alleged assault, reported the incident.
Ray told federal investigators that he had only examined the victim's abdominal area. He's also alleged to have convinced a nurse at the hospital to tell investigators that she was present in the room at the time of the exam. She agreed, but in a subsequent interview, she acknowledged that she had lied due to the doctor's request.