AKRON, Ohio - A Summit County doctor is accused of sexually assaulting his female patients.
Dr. James Bressi, of Hudson, was indicted on one count of rape, 11 counts of gross sexual imposition and 11 counts of sexual imposition.
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said 59-year-old Bressi sexually assaulted patients at Summit Pain Specialists in Stow.
“These women put their trust and faith in a medical professional to alleviate their pain,” Walsh said in a statement on Thursday. “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.”
Bressi’s arraignment has not been set.
Summit Pain Specialists posted the following statement on its website:
"Dr. James Bressi is no longer practicing at Summit Pain Specialists, Inc. as of March 15, 2013. The Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants of Summit Pain are available to continue to provide for your care. We appreciate you selecting Summit Pain and please contact our office if you have any questions."
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