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Local OB-GYN accused of sexual assault

Posted: 4:28 PM, Jan 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-03 18:11:16-05

 

A local doctor is still seeing patients, despite the fact that he was recently indicted on multiple counts of sexual assault against patients.

Dr. Juan Villarreal is an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN and has been charged with three counts of felony sexual assault. Police and court documents show the alleged sexual assaults took place in his office.

Those documents show Dr. Juan Villarreal was indicted on these charges in October of 2018. He was arrested on December 17 for failing to appear in court and released just one day later.

A court document lists three counts of alleged sexual assaults . The earliest is from November 2015, with other incidents reported in 2016 and 2018.

Count one states Villarreal intentionally or knowingly caused the penetration of the female sexual organ with his finger.

Count two states Villarreal penetrated the female sexual organ with his finger and/or medical instrument.

A third count accuses the doctor of another act on the female sexual organ with his finger.

The alleged victims were three separate women. According to police reports, the alleged sexual assaults happened when the women came in for routine exams.

In the most recent incident reported in February of 2018, that woman had been a patient of Villarreal’s for more than 20 years.

Dr. Juan Villarreal is out on bond and is allowed to work as part of his bond conditions.

KRIS 6 News contacted the Texas Medical Board about what disciplinary action, if any, may be taken against Villarreal. A spokesperson sent us an e-mail that said the board takes these issues very seriously. The statement goes on to say that Dr. Villarreal still has an active license at this time.

KRIS 6 News reporter Emily Hamilton called Dr. Villarreal requesting a comment on his indictment. She was told by a receptionist that he was with a patient and was unable to talk. We are still waiting to hear back from him.