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May 31, 1990 | TOM GORMAN and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When word spread through the central San Diego County town of Ramona that one of its longtime favorite physicians, Dr. John DeKock, had been arrested on child molestation charges, the reaction was swift and sure. But it was not what might have been expected. "He has a fantastic following here," Ellie Whitcomb said. "I'd be willing to say, if they'd allow him to come back to his office today, things would go along like they did before all this happened."
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June 6, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small-town physician who was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a hearing on charges that he molested an 11-year-old boy committed suicide Monday night, closing the case just before the prosecutor was about to file new charges, authorities said. Dr. John Byron DeKock, 62, who had received widespread public support from patients and friends, was found in the garage of his San Diego Country Estates home in Ramona about 10:45 p.m.
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May 20, 1990 | TOM GORMAN and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When word spread through the country town of Ramona that one of its longtime favorite physicians, Dr. John DeKock, had been arrested on accusations of child molestation, the reaction was swift and sure. "It may be true that he has a problem," offered Andrew Palleson, who has known DeKock since the early 1960s. "But I feel terribly deprived, because I've lost who I consider to be an exceptional family physician." "He has a fantastic following here," Ellie Whitcomb said.
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May 31, 1990 | TOM GORMAN and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When word spread through the central San Diego County town of Ramona that one of its longtime favorite physicians, Dr. John DeKock, had been arrested on child molestation charges, the reaction was swift and sure. But it was not what might have been expected. "He has a fantastic following here," Ellie Whitcomb said. "I'd be willing to say, if they'd allow him to come back to his office today, things would go along like they did before all this happened."
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June 6, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small-town physician who was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a hearing on charges that he molested an 11-year-old boy committed suicide Monday night, closing the case just before the prosecutor was about to file new charges, authorities said. Dr. John Byron DeKock, 62, who had received widespread public support from patients and friends, was found in the garage of his San Diego Country Estates home in Ramona about 10:45 p.m.
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March 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 13-year-old boy who claimed that he was sexually molested for four years by a Ramona physician who later committed suicide has been awarded more than half a million dollars in his lawsuit. The teen-ager was awarded $513,500 by a Superior Court jury earlier this week, after two days of deliberations. Dr. John DeKock, who committed suicide in June, 1990, was 95.5% liable for the damages the boy suffered, and his wife, Louise, was 4.5%, the jury said in its ruling.
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June 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A physician scheduled to appear in court today for a preliminary hearing on charges he molested an 11-year-old patient was found dead at his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said today. Dr. John DeKock, 62, was found in the garage of his San Diego Country Estates home in Ramona late Monday with a gunshot wound to his head, Deputy Coroner Cal Vine said. The doctor was still holding a .
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May 20, 1990 | TOM GORMAN and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When word spread through the country town of Ramona that one of its longtime favorite physicians, Dr. John DeKock, had been arrested on accusations of child molestation, the reaction was swift and sure. "It may be true that he has a problem," offered Andrew Palleson, who has known DeKock since the early 1960s. "But I feel terribly deprived, because I've lost who I consider to be an exceptional family physician." "He has a fantastic following here," Ellie Whitcomb said.
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