A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of an orthopedic surgeon, Nigerian Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, M.D., on Friday, April 7, 2017 “after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare.”
44-year-old Dr. Ozumba, born in Nigeria, faces two charges of sexual assault. McKinney police arrested him on Mar. 31 and booked him at the Collin County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000. He was released on Sunday.
According to the arrest warrant, the first victim contacted police in August of last year, alleging that the assault happened while she was at an appointment to have her IT band examined.
That woman told investigators that Ozumba touched her genitals during the exam.
Police interviewed another victim last week who accused Ozumba of sexually assaulting her while she was a patient in 2015.
She told police that the doctor exposed half of her genitals to check for internal fluid and told her he needed to rub in the medication he had injected under her left hip.
Ozumba massaged the area, then penetrated the woman’s genitals with his fingers and massaged her inside, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The woman’s husband was sitting behind the doctor but couldn’t see what was happening, police said.
The woman told police that she contacted another doctor after the visit and asked whether what Ozumba had done was normal procedure.
The second doctor informed her that Ozumba was “absolutely not supposed to penetrate her vagina,” according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Shortly after the visit, Ozumba asked the woman to download a messaging app and sent her a text asking what her favorite part of the procedure was, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police that she texted him back with a message that said “Not receiving a script,” then deleted the app.
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