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Pediatrician on trial on charge he assaulted patient's mom

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The trial of a Pennsylvania pediatrician charged with indecently assaulted a woman while examining her infant has opened with his defense attorney claiming at least one of his accusers is in it for the money.

Seven women have made similar accusations against 43-year-old Dr. Jarret Patton and will testify at the trial that opened Tuesday in Lehigh County. But Patton faces a criminal charge involving only one of the women.

Patton is accused of rubbing against the 32-year-old woman during her child's exam in February 2016. Prosecutors claim the doctor was sexually around by the act.

But Patton's attorney says the 6-foot-5, 250-pound physician accidentally contacted the woman in a cramped examination room.

Patton's medical license was suspended after the charge was filed, but has been reinstated.

The alleged assault took place at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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