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Cops: Doc Drugged, Filmed Nude Patients

Police are looking for a doctor accused of sexually battering two men at his home and taking hundreds of photographs of patients while they were unconscious and semi-nude at his medical clinic.

A $1 million arrest warrant was issued last month for Dr. Tony G. Shiu, who ran a private practice in Dublin for the past three years. Authorities believe he has left the Bay Area.

Police have been unable to contact Shiu through his cell phone, and family members have said they don't know his whereabouts, Sgt. Herb Walters told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Two men reported Shiu to police after they allegedly woke up at his Dublin home Aug. 19 with no memory of the previous evening, after having two alcoholic drinks with him, said Walters.

When they went to a local hospital for an examination, the men tested positive for benzodiazepine — a drug commonly prescribed for anxiety that can cause memory impairment and confusion — and one of the men was found to have been sodomized, Walters said.

A subsequent search of Shiu's home turned up about 450 digital photographs of 19 male patients who were unconscious and undressed in medical examination rooms, Walters said. Two of the men were positively identified.

"You can imagine how shocked they were when we showed them naked pictures of themselves," he said.

Shiu graduated in 1994 from UC Davis School of Medicine and
served his residency at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, according to public records. He also worked at ValleyCare clinic in Livermore, Walters said.