By Associated Press - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Mesa doctor accused of inappropriately touching two female patients during medical exams has pleaded guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say Dr. Manuel Abrante had a change of plea hearing Tuesday and pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2.



A 45-year-old woman told Mesa police that Abrante inappropriately touched her during a medical exam in August 2014.

Investigators arrested Abrante days later after discovering a similar complaint against him in 2006.

The 57-year-old Abrante pleaded not guilty in the case in September 2014.

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