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Rome doctor held for sexually abusing patients

Police in Rome arrested a 38-year-old doctor on Thursday on suspicion of sexual abuse of female patients and said he had child pornography on smart phones and other devices found during a search of his home.

The doctor allegedly abused his patients during ultrasound cavitation, a weight-loss procedure, carried out in his private clinic in the Italian capital.

The doctor was under house arrest and faces charges of molestation, possessing child pornography and luring minors, according to police.

A probe of the physician began when one of his patients complained about his “unorthodox” methods, according to sources close to the investigation.

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