A Texas veterinarian accused of sexually assaulting underage girls at a Louisiana casino last year had allegedly drugged the victims with medications he acquired from his pet clinic.
KHOU reported that one of the victims and her family sued Dr. Todd Glover, 36, for an alleged December 1 incident at Coushatta Casino Resort. The lawsuit accuses Glover of furnishing spiked drinks to three girls and sexually assaulting the 17-year-old while they were unconscious.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the lawsuit alleges that Glover used animal medication from his practice, Planned Pethood & Petiatric Clinic, to sedate the three girls that evening. A lawyer representing family told the news outlet that the teen and Glover knew each other before the encounter in Louisiana.
Glover was arrested at his Hitchcock, Texas, home on December 26 on charges of rape and sexual battery. Weeks after his arrest, Texas Troopers raided the pet clinic in connection with the December 1 incident in Louisiana, KTRK reported.
The family, who filed the lawsuit in Galveston County last week, is seeking $100,000 in damages.
Lawyers for the victim told KHOU said they’re not only suing to hold the embattled veterinarian accountable, but is suing the pet clinic “for the lack of safety measures taken to ensure the powerful drugs used in animal clinics not fall into the hands of people like Todd Glover.”
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners suspended Glover’s license in January, after finding that he failed to keep proper documentation of several controlled substances intended to treat pets—including ketamine, tramadol, and diazepam. The Chronicle reported that Glover’s also accused of prescribing Adderall for his and employees’ pets when it was might’ve been unnecessary.
[Featured image: Dr. Todd Glover/KTRK video screengrab, Galveston County Jail]