A Maryland pediatrician has been convicted to twelve in a county detention facility for physically abusing an 18-year-old victim he had been handling since she was a kid.
Ernesto Torres, 69, was convicted Monday, the sources report. He’ll get credit for the about 230 days he’s completed on house arrest following his suspension in May.
Last month, Torres adjudged of second-degree assault and fourth-degree physical offense of the victim. He was pronounced not liable for second-degree molestation.
Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith declared the judge directed the pediatrician didn’t use violence through the assault, so he was determined not guilty of the molestation charge. He stated he differed with the judgment as the characteristics of the physical abuse was essentially forcible.
The victim asserted that she had been attending Torres since she was a kid and eventually made an appointment on Friday to attend him, individual, to review the effectiveness of new medicine for her anxiety, as per the sources.
She said Torres startlingly began handling a physical exam on her as soon as they were isolated. She stated he urged her to rest back and then pushed his hand in her pants, feeling her for more than 5 minutes as she cried.
“He was over me. I could not get up,” the victim declared. “I was very sensitive, and I was screaming.”
She stated she developed from the exam room to discover the rest of the office’s staff had been gone.
Torres’ defense lawyer, Margaret Teahan, claimed her client should be permitted to avoid prison as he’s a first-time offender.
Smith has announced Torres’ suspension and indictment produced at least 11 more victims to come forth.
Torres has been charged with 65 other offenses, including molestation and child abuse. The accusations span his whole medical career, beginning in 1979, as per the sources.
Torres’ medical license has dismissed by the state Board of Physicians, prosecutor Tammy Leache announced during Monday’s presentation.
The situation of the other claims toward Torres are unclear.