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Harrison County physician's assistant charged with assault after patients' complaints

By Richard Yeakley
July 18, 2012 at 11 p.m.

A physician's assistant in Harrison County has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure and assault after patients filed complaints with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

Christopher Magill, 25, worked as a physician's assistant in Waskom at the time the complaints from three women were filed in February, said Jay Webb, administrative deputy for the sheriff's office.

The patients told authorities Magill undressed in front of them.

"The P.A. exposed his genitals... during the time he was alone with them in the exam room," a patient told authorities.

The patients also said they were asked "very personal questions not related to the examinations."

Magill is accused of touching one woman's breasts during an exam for an unrelated illness, Webb said.

Harrison County sheriff's deputies arrested Magill on July 12 and charged him with indecent exposure and assault, Webb said.

Magill is no longer employed with the Waskom physician's office. He has been reported to the State of Texas Licensing Board, Webb said.

He was released from the Harrison County Jail after his attorney posted $8,500 bond.

All charges are misdemeanors and, if convicted, are punishable by up to six months' confinement. He also faces a fine of $2000.



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