On Friday, the Texas Medical Board suspended a sports medicine surgeon’s license temporarily after two female patients accused him of sexual assault.
Dallas News reports that Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, 44, was arrested on March 31 after two former patients accused said he sexually assaulted them while under his care. Authorities said that the alleged assaults happened at OSSM Orthopedics on State Highway 121 in McKinney, Texas.
The latest victim claimed she went to Ozumba’s office for a sports injury last week, and the doctor exposed half of her genital area to “check for internal fluid.” He then said he would need to massage medication into her genital. As he proceeded to rub in the medication, Ozumba allegedly massaged and penetrated the victim’s genitals with this fingers. She said her husband was sitting behind Dr. Ozumba and didn’t realize what was happening.
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The woman contact the police after she asked another doctor if the what happened was a normal part of the procedure. The other physician told her that Ozumba was “absolutely not supposed to penetrate her vagina.”
In August, the first victim reported to police that she went to Ozumba’s office for a physical disability shot. She said the doctor made her get undressed and cover up with up a sheet. Afterwards, he allegedly began rubbing the outside and the inner parts of her legs. He then poked something into her genitals. At first, the victim thought it was a cord from a sonogram machine, but she quickly realized it was the doctor’s fingers.
When the doctor left the room, the woman jumped up, got dressed, and left. She later called the police and explained what happened.
Ozumba’s family released a statement shortly after the accusations, stating that they’re standing behind him and hoping the legal system will prove his innocence.
“We flatly deny each and every false allegation and are confident that the legal system will vindicate Dr. Ozumba.”
Ozumba doesn’t have any prior criminal charges. He’s a sports medicine doctor who was fully licensed by the Texas Medical Board 2005. He’s worked as the team doctor for several high schools and colleges in the McKinney area.
The doctor was charged with sexual assault with a $50,000 bond. He was released from jail on Sunday.
Anyone with any information on the accusations or anyone with tips should call Jennifer Grounds with the McKinney Police Department at 972-547-2727.
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