Anthem Doctor Arrested for Hosting Naked Tickle Parties (and Much, Much More) With 9-Year-Old Boy

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Dr. Don Underwood apparently has an M.D. in tickling 9-year-old boys.
An Anthem doctor was arrested yesterday after he admitted to Maricopa County sheriff's deputies that he had naked tickle parties with a 9-year-old boy. The parties entailed a lot more than naked tickling.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the boy's mother contacted authorities last month saying her son claimed he and Dr. Don Underwood, a naturopath in Anthem, had played a naked "tickling game" with the doctor on several occasions.

Underwood and the victim's family were next door neighbors until he recently moved in with his mother. He even hired the victim's mother to work in his office.

Underwood befriended the family and began helping out by picking the victim and his brother up from school. As a doctor, authorities say, he began working with the victim to help treat his ADHD.

The mother says she trusted Underwood and her son would often sleep at his house.

The victim claims he and Underwood would often sleep naked together. They would play a "tickle game" that often entailed playing with each others' penises.

On November 16, Underwood dropped the victim off at his mother's house. The victim had been staying with Underwood while she was out of state at a funeral. The victim told his mother he wanted to stay with Underwood longer, and told her about the "tickle game."

The victim says the game included him grabbing Underwood's penis with one hand, and rubbing "the top pink part" with the other.

Underwood, the boy says, would often put his penis in his mouth.

Underwood told police the victim would often instigate the "tickle game" and he told him to stop every time he grabbed his penis. The victim says the "tickle game" happened once a week since at least July.

During a confrontation call between Underwood and the mother, he admitted to partaking in "the tickle game." He says the victim was curious about sex, so he allowed him to touch his penis. He told the mother he may have bumped into the victim's penis in the process.

As Underwood was being arrested, he asked to use his cell phone to call his office. Deputies overheard him say something about destroying something. When asked what he wanted destroyed, Underwood told deputies he asked his office manager to destroy some "innocent" photos of the victim he'd taken when the victim was swimming naked in his pool last summer. 

Underwood's been booked on seven counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual conduct with a minor. 

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crittlebawk
crittlebawk

BTW I'm 26. This happened back in the 90s. In Juneau Alaska. How many more were there Don?

crittlebawk
crittlebawk

You want hard evidence? This slime bag used to take me on "camping" trips when I was a kid. Every week. Usually all weekend. I met him when I started playing magic the gathering. Its a collectable card game. I was 8 of so. This sadistic mind warping rapist did things a lot worse than the tickle game. Some of his kiddy porno collection is of me.

naturopath
naturopath

    I admire what you have done here. I love the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that is working for you as well. Do you have any more info on this?

Thomas Clayton
Thomas Clayton

I know both adults involved. I hope the mother is investigated. She is a loser. Doc Shops, RX Shops, has admitted to me personally she does not like being a mother and she hates her kids, except for the baby. She worked for free to be away from the home and children. NO this does not excuse the actions of the Doc. but I have trouble beliving the word of such a lying piece of work. Kids will say anything to make mother happy.

Pauline
Pauline

There are lots of these guy's out there I know one that dresses like a priest in Sun City West OSTLER by name he can be seen at the Prince of Peace church, Bishop Olmsted sent a child abuser to the Luke Air Base chapel a know child abuser (on the SNAP list) Sun City WestPauline

Wallman101
Wallman101

Well where should I start, (this S.O.B) how dare he take advantage of his profession,the poor child, the family, and the entire situation in general. This, for a lack of words, just makes me sick. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and friends of the victims. I'm very grateful the family had the strength to contact the authorities instead of taken matters into their own hands. We all know how hard it would be to control ourselves in a perdictement of this nature .I guess I can basically sum it up by saying "Carma is a bitch" Good luck guys.

themaccorp
themaccorp

No words to describe this if this is true allegations.No matter who you are dealing with today, trusting people is pretty much impossible.What a horrible story and no good ending here, but beginning of a terrible tragedy.You think you have a problem when you face financial problems, or stress or anything else?Think twice, look at this story and tell me how many problems you see with it?No words to describe how sad this is all around.....

vinceklortho
vinceklortho

I didn't know you could specialize in that...

Yaotl
Yaotl

We need to do something about these child molesters...perhaps requiring every white male in his 40's to submit to random computer checks to prove he is not an illegal child molester. Constitutional rights aside this should solve a large amount of child molester related cases proactively (Sarcasm). Next watch as the crocodile tears from the far right come in condeming this man to be put to death. I wonder how many of them participate in this behavior. As Rush Limaugh would say, "I'm just saying."

ConcernedAZ
ConcernedAZ

@crittlebawk Please contact Rachel Mitchell, sex crimes bureau chief as soon as possible as there is another young victim currently seeking justice. Rachel Mitchell's contact info is : 301 W Jefferson St

Phoenix, AZ, US 85003

Telephone: +1 (602) 506-8556

Please help with any information you can provide to Ms Mitchell- all you young men deserve the truth to be heard!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm glad to see someone doesn't just jump to conclusions with these stories. I actually know both parties involved personally and have known this man since I was 13. Not once did he come across as a potential child molester. The mother of the victim started sending her children over to his house because of the environment of her household. That said I won't believe anything that is said until hard evidence is found. And a few things to set straight, he does not live with his mother and there was a 2 and a half year gap between living next door to them.

Lil_pic44
Lil_pic44

WE SHOULD SEND ALL BLACK MALES BACK TO AFRICA!!! "I'M JUST SAYING."

Me
Me

First of all, who cares who he lives with! This man is sick! In my books, when someone admitts to sexual contact with a 9 yr old boy, THAT IS HARD EVIDENCE!!!!!! He'll get what's coming to him in spades...pedophiles aren't too popular in prison from what I have heard!

Johnimae
Johnimae

Soooo.... the Doctor admitting he had naked tickle game with a 9 year old boy is normal behavior?? I did not know that a doctor getting naked with his patient is normal! I am sorry but I do call that hard evidence, I do not care how long you have know Mr. Wacko. No adult should have naked games with any child for "any" reason, that is plain sick! If this boy knows him as a neighbor than why would he lie about him? Especially since the boy appears to like the doctor?

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