Controversy Continues: Arkansas Doctor Accused of Assault Granted 7th Overseas Trip


BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS- A Cave Springs doctor who is awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting patients has been granted permission by Benton and Washington county courts to leave the country for the seventh time.

Adam Maass, 53, was arrested in 2022 and charged with many charges of sexual assault in separate incidents from both counties. Maass is accused of touching a woman’s breast without her consent during a medical exam in 2021. Officials stated that the woman’s medical documents from the visit did not include a verified breast exam by Maass.

According to court filings, a dozen women have made complaints against Maass.

Maass was released on bond upon his arrest in 2022 and has been awaiting trial ever since. During that period, he has filed numerous applications to amend the terms of his parole, allowing him to leave the nation.

Most recently, on May 21, Benton County granted a motion on the condition that his bondsman agreed and was aware of the travel.

The order states that Maass had already complied on multiple occasions, so the state has no objections.

The order authorizes Maass to travel to Munich, Germany, from June 18 to June 26. He must forfeit his passport upon his return.

Washington County issued a similar injunction on May 23.

This is the seventh time Maass has been granted permission to leave the country while awaiting trial in Washington and Benton counties. Court filings indicate that the trips are to see his daughter and son-in-law.

Maass has previously obtained authorization to embark on the following trips:

  • On March 1, 2023, Maass was granted permission to travel to Germany from March 9 to March 16.
  • On June 27, 2023, Maass was granted permission to travel to Germany from July 13 to July 22.
  • On September 13, 2023, Maass was granted permission to travel to Germany from September 28 to October 13.
  • On February 27, 2024, Maass was granted permission to travel to Germany from March 11 to March 22.

Washington County initially voiced fear that Maass would not return, dismissing his first application to leave the country in 2023, citing that he faces 25 to 100 years in jail and up to $75,000 in fines for his two crimes.

“Given the defendant’s exposure, the number of victims spanning decades, no compelling need for visiting Germany, and the actual relocation of his family to Germany, the state has concerns about whether the defendant has any intention of returning to the United States if allowed to go,” according to the court filing.

The county eventually reversed course once Benton County allowed his travel, and future travel permissions were granted without incident.

Maass is currently waiting for trial dates in both cases. In Benton County, Maass was set to have a pretrial hearing on May 20 and a jury trial on May 21. Now, he has a pretrial hearing planned for July 3.

Maass’ hearing in Washington County is scheduled for July 22.

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