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Stow doctor accused of assaulting patients, only guilty of a misdemeanor

Dr. James Bressi (Source: Summit County Sheriff) Dr. James Bressi (Source: Summit County Sheriff)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The jury in the Dr. James Bressi trial reached a verdict Friday morning. They had been deliberating since Monday afternoon. 

Bressi was accused of sexually assaulting 11 female patients at Summit Pain Specialists in Stow and faced several dozen charges.

The jury only found him guilty of a single charge of sexual imposition, a misdemeanor.

During the trial, Bressi,60, took the stand in his own defense.

"Did you touch any of these women in appropriately.  No I did not.  Did you rub up against any of these women purposely for sexual gratification.  No I did not. So to work on the thoracic spine and you bring up a good point, my elbow is resting across a female's breast."

Bressi will be sentenced October 7. Maximum sentence would be 60 days in jail and $500 fine.

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