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One felony case dismissed against local doctor accused of sexually assaulting female patients

Posted: 1:55 PM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 19:08:28-05

One charge has been dismissed in the case of a local doctor who’s accused of sexually assaulting three female patients.

Dr. Jaime Sandoval was in court Friday morning. He learned that one felony case was dropped because of improper information on court documents. (KRIS team file photo)

Nueces County Prosecutor Angelica Hernandez asked Judge Missy Medary this morning to dismiss one charge of sexual assault against Dr. Jaime Sandoval.

During a hearing, Hernandez explained that she reviewed a video deposition by one of his victims and that victim never said Dr. Sandoval assaulted her by digital penetration. The victim who appeared in court told the judge she never made such a statement.

Also, Sandoval’s attorney, Terry Shamsie said he saw the video of the victim being interrogated by police.
In it, the victim was asked three times if she was digitally penetrated by Sandoval and in each instance, she said no.

Attorneys are not sure how that information was included on some court documents. So, Medary agreed to dismiss one charge of sexual assault against Sandoval.

But Hernandez said there was some inappropriate behavior by Sandoval. She now plans to refile this case as a misdemeanor.