Former midwife charged with assault
A former midwife whose license was revoked a decade ago after complications in two home births answered Monday to a criminal charge of domestic assault.
Roberta Devers-Scott, 50, of Castleton pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court to a misdemeanor offense and was released on court ordered conditions.
It is the second time in less than a year that Devers-Scott has been charged with domestic assault. In October, 2012, she was charged with the same offense but state prosecutors dismissed the charge in February.
In the new charge, a man told Castleton Police that Devers-Scott struck him repeatedly following an argument Saturday night.
Devers-Scott practiced midwifery in Mendon for 18 years. The Vermont Office of Professional Conduct revoked her license following the death of one baby and injuries that resulted in brain damage to another.
The professional board charged Devers-Scott with failing to consult doctors or transport patients to the hospital when complications arose and failing to keep accurate records and obtain certain consent forms in the care of three patients.