- Associated Press - Sunday, April 22, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming gynecologist convicted of sexually assaulting patients during medical exams will not get a new trial.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports a Natrona County District Court judge denied Paul Harnetty’s motion Friday after defense attorneys argued that the conviction for sexually assaulting a patient following a sonogram was based on allegations not encountered until trial.

Because prosecutors did not provide notice about the details of the assault charge, Harnetty’s attorneys said they were unable to adequately prepare for trial.

Harnetty was convicted in January of two counts of second-degree sexual assault and acquitted of six other sex crimes.

Six female patients testified that he touched them during physical examinations in ways that were unusual and made them feel uncomfortable.


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

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