A judge has signed five more arrest warrants against a Glastonbury doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients. Word of the new charges came up at Tuesday’s court appearance for Dr. Tory Westbrook, already accused of the sexual assault of female patients during appointments when he worked at the Community Health Center in Clinton.
In all, about 20 investigations have been initiated. A prosecutor says there have been numerous complaints against the doctor. In addition to complaints in Clinton, there are also investiations in Manchester. The exact number of new cases is unclear, because some of them may be too old to prosecute.
Westbrook’s attorney, Norm Pattis, says some of the supposed victims may be jumping on the bandwagon against his client, who he says was performing legitimate medical examinations. Pattis also says the allegations are less severe than people are being led to believe.
The doctor could be served with some of the additional arrest warrants early next week. The judge has sealed court records until at least the middle of next month.