CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The civil trial of a western Maryland doctor accused of molesting a female patient is being moved to another county to ensure an impartial jury.
An Allegany County judge issued the order Monday in the malpractice case against Dr. William Dando. Dando has denied touching the woman in a sexual manner during an examination at a walk-in clinic in LaVale.READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNA
The court hasn’t yet decided which county will get the case.READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn Player
Dando cited extensive publicity about his criminal record in seeking the removal. He obtained a Maryland medical license in 1996 despite his conviction and imprisonment for raping a woman at gunpoint in Florida nine years earlier.
Dando permanently surrendered his Maryland license in September to resolve criminal charges he sexually assaulted another female patient.MORE NEWS: Mervo High School Football Wins First State Title After Death Of Teammate Elijah Gorham
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