Louis Hampers: ER doctor accused of writing phony scripts also charged with harassment
Louis Hampers, the doctor charged with writing 654 fake prescriptions, will be in court Monday on a different charge: harassment.
Authorities have not named the victim, a woman. Two women, including 9News reporter Deborah Sherman, have restraining orders against Hampers, as detailed in our feature, "When This Physician Gets the Fever, It's the Women He Dates Who Can't Shake the Bug."
Sherman has also filed a civil lawsuit against Hampers, in which she alleges that he harassed her for months after she broke a second date with him. She says he called and e-mailed her repeatedly. She also says he called her boss at 9News and told lies about her.
Hampers was arrested on federal drug fraud charges on September 7 and remained in custody until October 4, when he posted a $2.5 million cash bond. Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson says the department served him criminal summonses for both harassment and witness tampering while he was in custody.
However, prosecutors have decided to proceed only with the harassment charge. Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, says in general, prosecutors decline to file charges when the facts of the case don't support the charge.