Sheriff fears more victims in doctor’s sex assault case

Kent County

LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County sheriff is concerned about the possibility that more patients were victimized by a Lowell-area doctor accused of criminal sexual conduct.

Dr. Daryl Wisdom, 65, has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree CSC, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

Wisdom practiced out of his home on Cascade Road, west of Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township, authorities said. Kent County sheriff’s investigators say he sexually assaulted a patient he was treating on July 1. The patient notified the sheriff’s department and detectives sought charges after investigating her claims.

“When there’s a trusted individual involved, the violation feels more significant because you’re more vulnerable,” Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young told News 8 Tuesday. 

LaJoye-Young said she is concerned that the victim who came forward isn’t the only one out there.

“If somebody’s willing to violate the personal relationship that’s involved with having a physician and a patient relationship, then they’re willing to violate it with more than just one person,” she said.

Sheriff’s officials did not provide details about how the alleged assaults occurred.

Wisdom bonded out of jail after posting a $50,000 cash or surety bond. When approached by a News 8 reporter as he walked out of the correctional facility, he remained silent while holding up a plastic bag of his belongings in an effort to shield his face from the news camera.

Dr. Wisdom called his practice Wisdom Wellness Center. The company website said he worked alongside his wife, a registered nurse. The site, which was pulled offline Tuesday evening, boasted expertise in “alternative” medicine.

The site said the Wisdoms specialized in infrared breast mammography, various forms of ozone treatment and nutrition counseling.

“As Christians, we believe the Lord puts challenges in our lives for many different reasons,” part of the couple’s online biography read. “We believe we have been called to share what we have learned with others.”

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says that if anyone else would like to report assault by Wisdom, they should call Detective Dustin Cook at 616.631.6125.

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