MONTEBELLO (CBSLA.com) — A Montebello doctor pleaded no contest to two counts of felony sexual battery involving two patients, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
A jury earlier convicted Arturo Vargas, 44, of two counts of felony sexual exploitation by a physician involving two victims.READ MORE: Driver Killed, 5 Injured In El Monte Shooting, Crash
Vargas, who has been in custody since February, was sentenced to five years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
Deputy District Attorney Martha Carrillo prosecuted the case.READ MORE: George Holliday, Man Who Videotaped Rodney King Beating, Dies Of COVID
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A jury on Feb. 10 convicted Vargas of two counts of sexual exploitation of a victim. The jury hung on other counts.MORE NEWS: Two Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Offers 94% Protection Against COVID, Study Finds
Vargas’ plea came during a pretrial conference before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe.