In Fairfield, California, a physician has been found guilty of violating restraining orders, involving both his former girlfriend and the Fairfield-Suisun School District administration.
The doctor was found guilty of lurking outside his ex-girlfriend’s home after dark, wearing a trench coat and hat, according to police records.
Franklyn E. Seabrooks MD, age 50, stated during his trial that the reports were untrue, and that he was “being set up by my ex-wife.” He also believed he was being “framed” by the Sutter Medical Group, his former employer. A Spokesperson for Sutter Medical announced that Seabrooks had been stripped of his medical license in July, 2012, and no longer has privileges at the health-care group.
A neighbor who testified in the stalking case turned over to investigators threatening postcards apparently sent to her by Seabrooks, along with a magazine article entitled “What People Do Before They Die.”
Seabrooks’ former girlfriend filed for a restraining order against the doctor in June, claiming that she had ended their five-month relationship in December 2011, but that he continued bombarding her with unwanted faxes and voice mails, text messages and postcards.
In February, 2012, the Fairfield-Suisun School District administration obtained its own restraining order against Seabrooks, because of continued, unwanted faxes from him. The faxes were signed “anonymous,” but investigators were able to prove that Seabrooks was sending them.
Judge Gregory M. Caskey stated, “Why he did these things, we don’t know. I have serious questions about his psychological state with the paranoia, narcissistic behavior and the delusions. He used to be a well-regarded and well-respected doctor in the community.”
Doctor Seabrooks is out on bail while awaiting his sentence.
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According to the California State Medical Board, Seabrooks is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco school of medicine in 1988, and is a board certified orthopedic surgeon.
This doctor had his medical license suspended on July 12, 2013 by the California State Medical Board.