Dr. Jorge Burgos had seven women accuse him of inappropriate behavior. The Las Vegas doctor was sentenced to one week in jail on July 27, and can serve it on weekends
A Las Vegas doctor who was convicted for gross lewdness with seven of his female patients will serve just one week in jail, which can be spread out over weekends, and will be allowed to keep practicing medicine.
Dr. Jorge Burgos was arrested twice last year after several women came forward with reports that the doctor kissed, touched and molested them while he was conducting examinations.
One victim claimed that the internal medicine specialist had lifted her shirt and touched his mouth to one of her breasts while checking her moles.
Judge Richard Scotti gave Burgos just seven days in jail, allowing the offender to serve his time on weekends, as he sentenced the man on July 27.
Although Burgos will have to register as a sex offender and complete a sex offender treatment program, he is still allowed to keep practicing medicine.
Judge Scotti said to Burgos: ‘There’s seven victims here, and I think that you need to suffer some more humiliation and shame. I’m imposing one day for each of these seven victims.
‘You’re going to do seven days of flat time to help reflect each day what you did to each of these women.’
Although Burgos pleaded guilty to the three counts misdemeanor charges of lewdness, his wife and office manager Natalia Burgos said she believes her husband did nothing wrong.
Judge Scotti (left) said to Burgos (right): ‘There’s seven victims here, and I think that you need to suffer some more humiliation and shame. I’m imposing one day for each of these seven victims.’ Upon hearing the sentence, other defendants in the courtroom scoffed at the ruling
She said to Fox 5 Vegas that the women who spoke out against her husband ‘were never hurt’ and said the women were making up lies. The proof being that none of the victims had filed a civil lawsuit in attempt to win damages.
Burgos, who works out of his office on the 1800 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas, was first arrested in September of last year when a woman claimed he touched her inappropriately.
He was arrested again in October when more women stepped forward and detailed his misconduct towards them, including kissing and touching them while they were in his office.
One woman told police that she was visiting Burgos for a dermatologist referral because she wanted the moles on her back and chest checked.
Burgos declined to look at her pictures of the suspicious moles and instead lifted up her shirt and bra and touched his mouth to one of her breasts, the woman claimed.
Dr Burgos works out of his office on the 1800 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas (pictured). He was first arrested in September of last year when a woman claimed he touched her inappropriately. He was arrested again in October when more women came forward
His wife and office manager, Natalia Burgos, (pictured left and right) claims her husband did nothing wrong because ‘none of the women were hurt’. Burgos has to resister as a sex offender but still is allowed to practice medicine
The police report continued: ‘She told him he needed to stop doing that and he responded, “Are you going to get me in trouble?”‘
Burgos originally faced 16 counts of open and gross lewdness, but the amount was dropped down to three as part of a plea agreement, reported the Review Journal.
His attorney argued that Burgos wasn’t a sex offender but he had just ‘failed to appreciate that as a physician he held a position of authority over the women he had contact with’.
The defense lawyer added: ‘He is a good man who engaged in conduct that’s out of line with his character. This event, this series of events, have caused Dr. Burgos great shame.’
One of Burgos’ (pictured with his wife) patients claimed that he lifted up her shirt and bra and touched his mouth to one of her breasts, while inspecting her moles
He continued: ‘More than anything, Dr. Burgos wants to treat his remaining patients, and they need him.’
Burgos attorney’s appeal to Judge Scotti won out in the end, and Burgos is allowed to serve his seven days of jail over the weekend so he wouldn’t disrupt his patients’ schedules.
Upon hearing the ruling, several other defendants in the courtroom laughed and scoffed at the sentencing.
The Review Journal reported that one of the defendants muttered ‘this is some (expletive)’ before a bailiff told them to ‘shut up’.
The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners has not changed the status of Burgos’ ability to practice and have not scheduled a hearing.
Burgos is now required to have a female monitor in the office present at all times when he has female patients.