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Surgeon arrested on 4 new assault charges

3 patients say he touched their genitals, was angry at others’ presence on visits

- By JULIETA CHIQUILLO Staff Writer Staff writer Tom Steele contribute­d to this report. Twitter: @jmchiquill­o

A McKinney surgeon arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female patients has been arrested again on four new sexual assault charges.

McKinney police arrested Donald Ozumba, 44, on Tuesday and booked him at the Collin County jail, where his combined bail was set at $100,000. He has already been released, records show.

Before Tuesday’s arrest, Ozumba faced two sexual assault charges connected to accusation­s that he groped and penetrated the genitals of two female patients he was treating — one last August and one in late March. One of the patients told police that Ozumba had texted her after the assault to ask her what her favorite part of the procedure was.

The four new charges stem from complaints three other people made this month, McKinney police said.

One woman complained about a visit in July. She told police she went to see Ozumba for an injection and was asked to undress from the waist down and given a paper sheet to cover herself. After applying the injection on her outer leg, Ozumba told the woman that he needed to manipulate the leg to ensure the medicine had gone to the right area, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman said Ozumba’s fingers went over her genitals and that she felt like he was stroking her, according to the affidavit. She told police that the doctor asked her if she was happy or feeling good and that she asked him, “What did you say?” The doctor replied, “Oh, nothing,” according to the affidavit.

The woman told police that Ozumba called her while she was on a mission trip. During a follow-up appointmen­t, the woman brought a daughter and a friend because she felt uncomforta­ble, according to the affidavit. Ozumba seemed angry about the other visitors and didn’t get close to the patient’s genitals, the affidavit says.

A second woman, who went to Ozumba for knee pain, also complained about visits that took place last summer and alleged that she was asked to undress from the waist down. She told police Ozumba attributed her knee problems to her hips, gave her an injection and then used an ultrasound wand on the crease of her leg. The woman felt Ozumba’s little finger touch her genitals, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

“Ozumba advised [the patient] that he was wanting to check a little longer to make sure the injection was doing what it was supposed to do,” the affidavit says.

The woman told police that she thought about getting a second opinion but that she assumed what happened “was process.”

During another visit for a hip injection, the woman decided to keep her underwear on, according to the affidavit. The doctor looked shocked and later moved her underwear to expose her genitals, the woman told police. The woman said Ozumba’s finger had “consistent contact” with her genitals, according to the affidavit.

A third woman complained about a January appointmen­t. The patient told police that Ozumba said her knee pain was stemming from her hip issues and that he had administer­ed injections in her inner thigh and in her right knee.

The woman kept her Spandex on during one injection appointmen­t, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. She told police that while Ozumba massaged her leg, he kept touching her genitals.

During a follow-up visit, the woman brought her husband, according to the affidavit. She said she visited for a shot in one of her knees, but as she was leaving, a nurse told the woman that the doctor had time to give her an injection on her other knee.

The woman told police she went to get the other shot from the pharmacy and told her husband he could go back to work.

When she returned to the doctor’s office, Ozumba looked angry and said, “you had to bring your husband for backup,” according to the affidavit. The woman told police that Ozumba “jabbed” her with the needle and caused her to yell in pain as retaliatio­n for bringing her husband.

As he moved her leg back and forth, the doctor rubbed the woman’s foot against his genitals, according to the affidavit.

Ozumba is an orthopedic surgeon with an office in McKinney. Earlier this month, the Texas Medical Board temporaril­y suspended his medical license “after determinin­g his continuati­on in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare,” according to a news release from the board.

The board will look into the allegation­s before taking further action.

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