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Inmates Claim Doctor Abused Them

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Two former Hernando County Jail inmates
are suing a Gainesville psychiatrist and the private company that once ran the facility, saying the doctor sexually molested them.

Lawyers for the women filed the lawsuit Wednesday. It alleges that Dr. James A. Yelton Rossello touched the women sexually and implied that he would trade drugs for sex.

In March, the Florida Surgeon General restricted Rossello from
providing medical, mental health or psychiatric treatment to any female patients.

The lawsuit also names the Corrections Corporation of America, which for 22 years was contracted to run the jail until the county took back control of it in August.

An attorney who represented Rossello in the Department of Health
Case said his client denies the conduct. No criminal charges have
been filed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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