CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A suspended physician from western Maryland is due in court in Cumberland for a status hearing on charges he molested a female patient.

Tuesday's hearing for Dr. William Dando is his first since the Maryland Board of Physicians upheld his license suspension in June.

The state public health agency's inspector general is investigating how Dando obtained a Maryland medical license in 1996 despite his 1987 conviction for raping a woman at gunpoint in her home near Orlando, Florida.

The 60-year-old family medicine doctor has pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree sex offense for allegedly molesting a local woman in April at a MedExpress walk-in clinic in LaVale.

A West Virginia woman has filed a civil lawsuit alleging she, too, was sexually assaulted by Dando at the same clinic last year.