MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has charged Dr. Steven Cogswell, of Waterford, with six counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly had a series of sexual encounters with female inmates in the Macomb County Jail.
Dr. Steven Cogswell worked inside the jail for Correct Care Solutions. He has since been fired and is now facing criminal sexual misconduct charges for his alleged misdeeds.
Correct Care Solutions is contracted through the jail for the medical care of the inmates.
Cogswell’s cell phone was taken by police and they found a number of videos and pictures of what he was doing with the female inmates.
Press Release from Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith:
Police and prosecutors allege that Cogswell engaged in a series of sexual encounters with the female inmates between August and September of this year. The acts are said to have taken place in the Jail’s medical center. Cogswell’s phone was recovered and searched by the Sheriff’s Department and it contained a number of explicit videos and photographs.
Cogswell has since been terminated from Correct Care Solutions as a result of the accusations. Correct Care Solutions is the medical group contracted with the county to handle the medical care of inmates at the Jail.
“This man’s actions were an outrageous abuse of power,” declared Prosecutor Smith. “Doctor Cogswell had access to vulnerable women and sexually exploited them. This type of despicable behavior from a medical professional will not be tolerated,” said Smith.
Cogswell is expected to be arraigned in 41-B District Court this week.