Second woman comes forward against St. Johns County doctor accused of sexual assault, inappropriate behavior

Another woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate touching by a recently indicted St. Johns County doctor currently under criminal investigation for a sexual assault incident.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Another woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate touching by a recently indicted St. Johns County doctor currently under criminal investigation for a sexual assault incident.

Dr. Scott Hollington was indicted on multiple counts of illegally distributing prescription medicine in exchange for sexual favors. An additional investigation was opened after one of his patients reported being sexually assaulted at his medical office Sawgrass Health in St. Augustine, which is now permanently closed.

Saxon Broadwell is the second woman to speak out against the doctor and is working with the federal and local investigators who are continuing to build their case against Hollington.

Broadwell said that while she was not sexually assaulted by Hollington, she was inappropriately touched inside his office. She also said she suspected an alleged pill mill operation at the office.

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“He said, ‘Come on over. Come sit with me.’ I’m like, okay,” Broadwell said. “He scooted over closer to me and put his hand on my leg. I’m thinking, ‘What on Earth is going on here?’ This is not right at all, and he kept his hand on my leg and was massaging my leg. I wanted to get out of there as soon as I could.”

Broadwell’s accusations come just a day after News4JAX spoke to another woman who described her inappropriate in-office experience with Hollington.

Neither woman who has accused Hollington of inappropriate behavior or sexual assault visited the doctor for a physical examination. Both alleged victims said they set up appointments with Doctor Hollington to get a prescription for Adderall for a pre-existing medical condition.

A nationwide shortage of Adderall is making it harder for people who legitimately need the medication to get their hands on it. Broadwell said when she first came to Sawgrass Health, Hollington never required her to provide documentation to support why she needed a prescription.

A nationwide shortage of Adderall is making it harder for people who legitimately need the medication to get their hands on it. Broadwell said when she first came to Sawgrass Health, Hollington never required her to provide documentation to support why she needed a prescription.

“The fact that you can just come in here without medical records; they didn’t ask for anything. Nothing. I just gave him a debit card and paid $125 to see him,” Broadwell said.

She said later that night around 9:30 p.m., she received a phone message from a nurse practitioner who told her the prescription could not be filled. When she called back, she was given the name Sylvia Hazelwood, another nurse practitioner who called her back.

“She was like, ‘How much do you want?’ I was like what? I have anxiety, and she was like, ‘Okay, here clozapine. Here’s that.’ And I was like no!,” Broadwell said.

Hollington was recently indicted on multiple counts of illegally prescribing medications to people who have no legitimate need for those medications. Hazelwood is named as a co-conspirator who aided Hollington in running the alleged pill mill, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said he also wrote prescriptions in exchange for sexual favors that were carried out behind closed doors inside his medical office -- the same office that according to Broadwell and investigators, was open during unusual hours such as weekends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Broadwell said once she received her prescription, she never had a reason to go back to see the doctor.

Broadwell felt compelled to speak out after she saw the other woman’s story, and she believes by sharing hers, other potential women who could be sitting silent might feel motivated to speak up.

“It’s just a matter of time. When they see this. That’s why I am doing this, and I don’t want my face blurred because they need to not be afraid to come out and say something,” Broadwell said.

Any other women with similar complaints against Hollington are strongly urged to immediately contact the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators also said they proved the now-closed medical office to be a pill mill operation after conducting months of undercover work.


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