James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients

Ex-UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients he had been treating at a clinic in Los Angeles in an effort to cover up his own sexual encounters with patients. The case, Heaps…

James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients

Ex-UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients he had been treating at a clinic in Los Angeles in an effort to cover up his own sexual encounters with patients. The case, Heaps v. Fackt, was heard in federal court in San Diego. The doctor was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The court heard testimony from five former patients recounting what the doctor did to them. Heaps, a gynecologist, had been practicing in Los Angeles as a solo practitioner. He was arrested in 2009 as part of an investigation into a series of sexual encounters he had had with three patients. The investigations included patients’ claims that he had engaged in inappropriate touching and asked them to have oral sex with him. According to the patients, who were interviewed by police, the doctor told them that he would “beg” them, not “force” them, to have sex, and that oral sex could be a “reassuring” way for a patient to get back into a routine. After the doctor was arrested, the case appeared to unravel as three of the five patients involved withdrew their allegations, saying they could no longer trust the doctor. One woman, who had been a patient at his clinic after he moved to Los Angeles, said in 2012 that she had decided to end her relationship with Heaps after they were in a car accident. Police investigation into Heaps was suspended in 2010 after Heaps’ former wife reported that he had been abusing patients, but then resumed after the woman withdrew her complaints. The case received widespread media attention upon its re-emergence, and later received criticism due to the lack of corroboration in many of the patients’ accounts.

Ex-UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients he had been treating at a clinic in Los Angeles in an effort to cover up his own sexual encounters with patients. The case, Heaps v. Fackt, was heard in federal court in San Diego. The doctor was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The court heard testimony from five former patients recounting what the doctor did to them. Heaps, a gynecologist, had been practicing in Los Angeles as a solo practitioner. He was arrested in 2009 as part of an investigation into a series of sexual encounters he had had with three patients. The investigations included patients’ claims that he had engaged

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