2006-04-20 / News

Island doctor acquitted of charges

Dr. Russel J. Aubin, 40, of Jamestown, was acquitted of a second-degree sexual assault charge, April 11, in Kent County Superior Court.

The jury of eight women and four men returned in just over an hour with an acquittal, with jurors citing a lack of evidence after the trial was over.

Aubin, an anesthesiologist who had his license revoked in December 2005, had been accused of fondling a young female patient during surgery. Another woman from Massachusetts had accused Aubin of similar actions in 2000, but no charges were filed at that time.

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