Story Tools

Date of Issue: June 29, 2006

Anna Maria doctor faces more sex crime charges

A doctor living in Anna Maria and arrested in Manatee County June 5 for sex crimes against a juvenile boy now faces similar charges in Orlando.

According to Channel 6 in Orlando, Dr. George Pyke, 57, was arrested by Seminole County authorities last week for sexually molesting a boy under the age of 12 during the early 1990s when he lived in the Orlando area.

The Orlando victim only recently came forward to accuse Pyke after he learned of Pyke's June 5 arrest in Anna Maria, according to the news report.

"There is a strong possibility that there may be other as-yet-unknown victims," said a Seminole County Sheriff's Department spokesperson. Authorities are also investigating another Seminole County sexual assault incident allegedly involving Pyke, the report said.

Pyke was formerly the team doctor for Lake Brantley High School.

His name does not appear on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's convicted sexual offenders list because he has not been convicted of a sex crime.

Pyke retired from practice in 2001 and then moved to the 700 block of North Shore Drive in Anna Maria, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.