06/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Woman's Rape Report Ignored For 9 Years While Doctor Continued To Practice

Tameka Stokes was 19 when a pelvic disease diagnosis brought her to the exam table of Bruce Sylvester Smith, a gynecologist at Chicago's Kennedy Medical Service Corp., in May 2000.

According to Stokes' allegations in state records, Smith raped her while her legs were in stirrups.

As she left the exam room, Stokes broke down crying to a nurse, who immediately called police, records show. After submitting to a rape exam at South Shore Hospital, Stokes provided detectives with a description of Smith's actions -- allegations later shared with the state agency that polices professional license-holders, the documents show.

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