- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former ultrasound technician accused of fondling patients will serve four to five years in prison.

The Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/21H4rP6 ) reports that a judge sentenced Kevin W. Ryan to eight to 10 years in prison, a term cut in half under state law.

Ryan won’t have to register as a sex offender because he wasn’t convicted of a sex crime in connection with the alleged assaults at Midwest Cardiology in September, October and December 2011.

Two women over 50 said Ryan digitally penetrated them during ultrasound exams on veins and arteries in their legs. A 17-year-old patient said he fondled her breasts during a chest exam.

A plea bargain dropped Ryan’s misdemeanor fondling charge and reduced his two first-degree sexual assault counts to one count of second-degree assault.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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