AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The jury trial started Wednesday for Dr. James Bressi, a pain doctor accused of sexually abusing some female patients.
The Hudson man worked at Summit Pain Specialists, Inc. in Stow.
Bressi, 60, faces several dozen criminal charges; including, rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition.
The Hudson man was arrested last August after a year and a half long investigation by Stow Police Officers. There are apparently multiple victims.
Bressi has been out on house arrest.
"These women put their trust and faith in a medical professional to alleviate their pain," said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. "Instead of finding relief from chronic pain, they were sexually assaulted. My office will work to ensure Dr. Bressi is held accountable for his actions."