MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A jury has ended its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Connecticut doctor charged with sexually assaulting female patients.
Jurors began discussing the case of Tory Westbrook on Wednesday in Middletown Superior Court. They are expected to continue on Thursday.
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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