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L.A. Doctor Accused of Sexually Abusing Patients Waits for Jury's Decision

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An L.A. doctor is awaiting his fate after jurors heard allegations that he sexually assaulted 11 female patients, reports the Royal Gazette. Kevin Brown, 40, is accused of everything from inappropriate breast and pelvic exams to forcible rape at clinics that he owned in L.A. Brown's case has drawn international interest, not just because of the nature of the alleged crimes but because his father, Ewart Brown, is the former premier of Bermuda.

One of Brown's alleged victims was an undercover LAPD officer.

According to the Royal Gazette, the prosecutor in Brown's case noted during the trial that it wasn't the first time the doctor had been accused of sexual assault -- he was acquitted of similar charges in 2004 and 2006, she said.

Brown's defense, Edi Faal, reportedly told the jury that the claims were implausible because the women didn't come forward and report them to Brown's staff right away. He also came out with this doozy:

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Mr Faal said during his closing speech that the alleged victims who came forward lacked credibility, and represented a small fraction of the accused doctor’s total appointments. “That is a statistically insignificant amount,” said Mr Faal.