- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors are expected to drop charges against a Houston doctor accused of child molestation, but the case will likely continue.

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1TRbRLt ) that Dr. Robert Yetman was charged with indecency with a child this year after being accused of fondling a 7-year-old boy in January 2014. He’s expected to appear in court Monday.

State District Judge Stacey Bond granted a mistrial in November. She ruled on Friday that charges against Yetman should be dismissed after blasting the prosecutors for misbehavior. She said they caused the mistrial because the doctor was likely to be acquitted and they wanted a chance to retry him.

Prosecutors will dismiss the charges but aren’t expected to drop the case. Yetman’s attorney Stan Schneider says the move is the next procedural step to appeal the ruling.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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