Filipino doctor faces up to 15 years in prison for sexual battery

A jury in South Florida found a 62-year old Filipino doctor guilty of sexual battery on Wednesday. Jerry Ciocon faces up to 15 years in prison, for trying to perform a sex act on a 19-year old patient in 2014.

The victim told the jury that Ciocon, a family friend, went to her house to examine her after she complained that she had a vaginal cyst.

When he was examining her in her bedroom, she says Ciocon began to molest her. She told him to stop, which he did.

Ciocon’s defense team says he thought his patient became sexually aroused when he was examining her, and he misread her body language.

Ciocon is scheduled for sentencing on August 25.


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