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.READ MORE: Dallas Police Release Video Prior To Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect
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.READ MORE: Young Man Shot To Death Behind The Wheel Of Car In DeSoto; Witnesses Saw Passenger Run Off
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.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: Inside The North Texas Factory Making Syringes For COVID-19 Vaccines