UPDATE: A North Texas jury has sentenced an orthopedic surgeon to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in his care.
The Collin County jury deliberated about 2½ hours Friday before arriving at a sentence for 45-year-old Donald Ozumba.
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury found the orthopedic surgeon who state authorities say sexually assaulted nine patients and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with others — guilty.
Donald Ozumba faced a jury in Collin County, northeast of Dallas, on a single count of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly person. The charge carries a penalty of life in prison.
Jurors were handed the case Thursday and resumed deliberations Friday. They reached a guilty verdict at 10:15 a.m.
Ozumba was accused of assaulting a patient in her 70s while providing treatment in 2016. There are six other assault cases pending against Ozumba in Collin County.
The Texas Medical Board has suspended his license pending the outcome of the trial.
His trial attorney, Toby Shook, said there’s not enough evidence to warrant a conviction.