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U of C Doc Charged with Exposing Self to Teens in Deerfield

The neurologist, who lives in Lincolnshire, turned himself into police on misdemeanor charges.

Courtesy of the Deerfield Police Department
Courtesy of the Deerfield Police Department

A University of Chicago neurologist has been charged with misdemeanor public indecency and disorderly conduct after police say he masturbated naked where two 13-year-old boys could see him at a Deerfield hotel earlier this month, according to an article in TribLocal. His medical license has also been temporarily suspended.

Jeffrey I. Frank, 53, is accused of masturbating at an open window, which faced an atrium, in a hotel in the 1400 block of Lake Cook Road, the article says. He has been arrested on similar charges in the area in the past.

He turned himself in voluntarily at the Deerfield Police Department and is due in court June 19, according to police.

Frank is the director of the neuromedical/neurosurgical intensive care unit. His bio on the U of C website calls Frank “an internationally recognized leader” in his field and “a pioneer in the clinical research area of life-threatening brain-swelling after stroke.”

You can read the full TribLocal article here.

alan donahue May 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM
I think this man is a patriot and he is being unfairly discriminated against for his own sexuality. This should be a free society where sex is not a crime, until then love and harmoney between all of gods creatures will occur.
Benny G. May 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Exhibitionism was first described as a disorder in a scientific journal in 1877 by a French physician and psychiatrist Charles Lasègue (1809–1883).[6][7] When exhibitionism interferes with a person's quality of life or normal functioning capacity it is considered a psychological disorder categorized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition (class 302.4) as a sexual deviation called "Paraphilia".[8] Many psychiatric definitions of exhibitionism broadly define it as "sexual gratification, above and beyond the sexual act itself, that is achieved by risky public sexual activity and/or bodily exposure." Beyond bodily exposure, it can also include "engaging in sex where one may possibly be seen in the act, or caught in the act."[9] A research team asked a sample of 185 exhibitionists, "How would you have preferred a person to react if you were to expose your privates to him or her?" The most common response was "Would want to have sexual intercourse" (35.1%), followed by "No reaction necessary at all" (19.5%), "To show their privates also" (15.1%), "Admiration" (14.1%), and "Any reaction" (11.9%). Only very few exhibitionists chose "Anger and disgust" (3.8%) or "Fear" (0.5%).[10] Engaging in exhibitionism can also lead to being charged, in many countries, with a criminal offence, due to the criminal nature of indecent exposure.
ChicagoMom May 28, 2014 at 02:27 AM
He 'turned himself into police'? That's amazing! So he's a magician, in addition to being an exhibitionist?
Benny G. May 28, 2014 at 02:31 AM
Freakin me out how much he resembles Elliot Weiner.
Stu Pidasso May 28, 2014 at 01:49 PM
yea!! Good call!!

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