A Seattle doctor is under investigation for allegedly providing a 22-year-old woman with Oxycontin and other prescription drugs in exchange for sex.


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Dr. Leonard D. Hudson's pioneering work with severe lung injuries has helped save thousands of lives and has been recognized across the world, according to colleagues. Over his long career at Harborview Medical Center, he's trained hundreds of doctors, inspired colleagues to enter the field and remained empathetic toward patients.


So when news broke Tuesday that the 72-year-old was accused of repeatedly trading prescription drugs for sex with a 22-year-old prostitute who has an addiction problem, colleagues were stunned


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Hudson was arrested while doing his rounds Monday and briefly booked into the King County Jail. His license to practice medicine has been suspended by the state Department of Health (DOH).


King County sheriff's detectives accuse Hudson of committing 34 counts of prescription forgery over a five-month period. Prosecutors have yet to review the case to make a charging decision.