Jury To Begin Deliberations In Conn. Doctor Trial

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A jury is scheduled to start deliberating in the trial of a doctor charged with sexually assaulting female patients.

Jurors are expected to begin discussing the case of Tory Westbrook on Wednesday in Middletown Superior Court. They heard closing arguments Tuesday.

The 45-year-old Glastonbury resident is accused of inappropriately touching more than a dozen female patients during exams at the Community Health Center in Clinton. The current trial involves five of the patients, and other criminal cases remain pending.

Westbrook denies the allegations. His lawyer, Norman Pattis, says none of the patients was sexually assaulted and the exams were proper.

The allegations led the state Medical Examining Board to suspend Westbrook’s license to practice medicine last year.

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