Ex-UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients and is sentenced to 23 years in prison
James Heaps is believed to have used a device that is too easily inserted without a doctor’s order to gain access to patients’ bodies
The former UCLA gynecologist is to be sentenced in April and has been ordered to lifetime supervised release following his 12-year sentence
Heaps used a device that is too easily inserted without a doctor’s order to gain access to patients’ bodies, prosecutors in Los Angeles have said after his guilty verdict.
James Heaps, a former gynecologist at UCLA and a former medical professor at the university, is to be sentenced in April after being found guilty of sexual misconduct.
He had been found guilty on three counts of sexual misconduct, including aggravated sexual assault, for what he called private practice.
Heaps, 45, had testified during his own trial that he had acted in good faith and that he believed his actions had not breached the trust of patients.
However, in his defence, Heaps said he had acted in the interest of his patients, who were women and he described as ‘dishonourable’ and ‘disrespectful’.
Heaps has been accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on his patients and using drugs meant for women to sexually abuse them
Heaps, a gynecologist and former medical professor at UCLA, was sentenced to a total of 13 years and three months in prison after being found guilty on charges of abusing patients while being a fellow at the university
Heaps used a device which is too easily inserted without a doctor’s order to gain access to patients’ bodies and then used drugs used for female patients to sexually abuse them, prosecutors said at the time.
Heaps is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on his patients and using drugs meant for women to sexually abuse them.
He is also accused