Prominent Cancer Surgeon Accused of Cyberspying

Dr. Steven Curley was allegedly tracking his estranged wife's computer during their divorce proceedings.
3:00 | 01/09/14

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We begin with the prominent cancer specialist accused of high-tech spying on his estranged wife during their messy divorce proceedings. Likely tracking her every move on the internet. Abc's ryan owens has the latest. He joins us now from dallas. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. The doctor allegedly used a very popular spying software, a lot of parents use it to see what their kids are up to online but use it to track your ex and you could be in big trouble no matter who you are. I'm a surgeon -- dr. Steven curley is a pioneer of cancer research. He worked at one of this country's most prestigious hospitals, md anderson in houston. He was even featured on "gma" a few years ago discussing his use of radio waves instead of radiation to fight cancer. It's beyond remarkable. Reporter: But this morning dr. Curley is accused of spyingen 0 his ex-wife in the middle of their messy divorce. She still works at md an ser diane as a physician's assistant. He's looking forward to his day in court. He's hurt and upset with these allegations. Reporter: Prosecutors have charged the good doctor with a second degree felony, something called unlawful intercept. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. Investigators say back in 2011 he plotted with this man, hank lehman, a computer analyst who, yes, also worked at md anderson to digitally eavesdrop on the doc's ex. Lehman faces the same charge. He could not be reached for comment. Neither man has entered a plea. WITH eBLASTER -- Reporter: The software prosecutors alleged they use is CALLED eBLASTER. Once it's loaded on someone's computer logging what they're typing out and logging what's coming in. Reporter: Dr. Curley recently retired from md anderson but the world renowned institution's doctors have been in the news a lot. Another oncologist there is awaiting trial accused of spiking her lover's coffee with a poison. The man she's accused of trying to kill is, you guessed it, another well-known cancer researcher at md an sderson. The hospital has no comment about the latest allegations against dr. Curly. The case against him is scheduled to go to court later this month. Strange to have those cases. We turn now to that harrowing highway nightmare, all

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