Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pediatrician gets 18 months for sex assaults on two patients

An elderly pediatrician who sexually assaulted two young girls in separate attacks decades apart was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday.

Dr. Arturo Sanchez “was in a position of trust” as the victims’ doctor and his assaults “had a considerable impact,” Judge Nancy Backhouse said.

“In the first victim’s case, the assaults were persistent and lengthy, planned and deliberate,” said Backhouse, who found him guilty last December of three charges involving two victims. One girl was assaulted in the mid-1960s and another was 11 years old in 1980 when he touched her breasts at her home while administering an allergy shot.

The judge acquitted him of five other allegations involving four other girls.

All of the complainants ranged in age from 10 to 15 and the allegations dated from 1964 until 2013.  (more...)


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