- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming doctor has denied charges he sexually assaulted six patients during gynecological exams.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/8Cl2dn ) 47-year-old Paul Harnetty appeared in Natrona County District Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to 10 charges stemming from the alleged assaults in 2014 and 2015.

The women say Harnetty, while working as a gynecologist at Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, touched them during exams in ways that made them uncomfortable. That included touching their vaginal area without gloves and rubbing them in ways that didn’t seem to be in line with a medical exam.

Harnetty’s attorney, John Miner, has said it’s possible the doctor was just performing thorough exams.

Harnetty voluntarily relinquished his license in October after the state medical board began investigating him.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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