The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assault case


The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the former University of Southern California gynecologist’s arrest in a sexual assault case (all times local):

11:35 a.m.

Prosecutors say a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist has been charged with 29 felony counts in a case involving the sexual assaults of 16 patients.

Authorities say 72-year-old Dr. George Tyndall could face up to 53 years in prison if convicted. He was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles police.

Tyndall is accused of sexually assaulting patients at the USC student health center when they came for annual exams or other treatment between 2009 and 2016.

Tyndall and his attorneys have denied the allegations.

Prosecutors say police presented reports on 134 alleged crimes and the investigation is continuing.

More than 700 women are pursuing individual claims against the doctor in state court. Separately, the university has agreed to a $215 million class-action settlement with former patients.

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10:44 a.m.

Los Angeles police say a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist has been arrested in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients.

Officer Norma Eisenman said Wednesday that Dr. George Tyndall had not yet been fully booked into police custody and she does not have further information.

Tyndall has denied any wrongdoing.

More than 700 women are pursuing individual claims against the doctor in state court. Separately, the university has agreed to a $215 million class-action settlement with former patients.

Tyndall’s attorneys and the Los Angeles district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Eisenman says police will hold a news conference later Wednesday about the arrest.

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The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assault case

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