Five guilty charges, three settlements and years later, the 312 clients for a former UCLA OB-GYN sexual assault case will be able to find closure, according to two prosecutors on the case.
A jury found former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexual misconduct Thursday.
The trial began Aug. 9 after a grand jury indicted Heaps, a former faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine, on 21 counts of felony sexual assault in May 2021. Heaps was found guilty on three counts of sexual battery and two counts of sexual penetration, according to NBC.
Editor’s note: The article contains details of sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.
Two UCLA students are suing the University of California Board of Regents in response to alleged sexual assault and hazing they experienced as Bruin Woods camp counselors.
UCPD is searching for a suspect reportedly involved in an on-campus sexual battery Monday morning.
The incident took place at the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus stop at the 400 block of Westwood Plaza around 10:40 a.m., according to a UCPD crime alert sent Wednesday morning.
This post was updated Aug. 21 at 8:34 p.m.
The sexual assault trial against former UCLA OB-GYN James Heaps began Aug. 9 and remains underway.
Heaps, who was previously a faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine and an OB-GYN at UCLA Health from 2014 to 2018, has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former patients.
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