CASPER, Wyo. — A jury has convicted a former Wyoming gynecologist of sexually assaulting patients during medical exams.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Paul Harnetty was found guilty Friday of two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was acquitted of six other sex crimes.
Six female patients testified in Natrona County District Court that Harnetty touched them during physical examinations in ways that were unusual and made them feel uncomfortable. They also said his exams were different from those they had experienced by other doctors.
Some of the women accused him of touching their genitals without gloves, while others said he rubbed them in ways that didn’t seem to be part of a medical exam.
Harnetty voluntarily relinquished his Wyoming physician license in October 2016 after the state medical board began investigating.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com