practitioner from Peru, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years and eight
months in prison for abusing three female patients with limited
"Trusting their doctor, the women submitted to
pelvic exams," according to a statement from the office of District
Attorney Kamala Harris. Rosas then "conducted the vaginal exams in an
inappropriate and unprofessional manner by digitally penetrating the
victim patients for prolonged periods of time."
Rosas, who practiced in the heavily Latino Mission District, was arrested in 2005 and convicted following a jury trial last year.
"Jose Rosas used his position as a doctor to abuse his victims," Harris said in her statement. "This sentence sends an important message to all that abuse positions of trust."
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