Michigans doctor gets hit with a felony charge after allegedly taking photos of women in hospital

A Michigan doctor was arrested on Friday after he allegedly took pictures of women at the hospital, police said. 

Lauren O. Crouch, 50, of Michigan was charged with felony invasion of privacy and unlawful photography after a judge on Friday approved the search warrant, which is required in some cases.

Cople has been in a mental health facility since November when a judge in Michigan’s 2nd Judicial Circuit found him unfit to stand trial and ordered him into a state mental hospital.

The warrant was issued after a report that Crouch had taken photos of a woman at a hospital in Michigan, police in Lansing said.

He was not identified.

Cope has a criminal history, including convictions for sexual assault and theft.

He has been convicted of several misdemeanor counts of drug and alcohol violations, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Lansing Police Department. 

“I was just amazed that this was a felony warrant that was issued for the crime of taking pictures of a hospital,” said O.C. Stroud, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

“The court approved that warrant and we’ll let the case proceed.”

A judge had previously approved the warrant in February. 

A search warrant affidavit filed Friday said a nurse found the images on the computer of Crouch while she was conducting her duties at a Michigan hospital. 

Crouch was arrested by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office and held in lieu of $10,000 bail on Friday. 

The hospital declined to comment on the case.