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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