Veterinarian found guilty of forcibly touching woman

Veterinarian found guilty of forcibly touching woman
Dr. Sam Yancey in Watertown City Court

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A veterinarian has been found guilty of forcibly touching a young woman.

Dr. Sam Yancey went on trial in Watertown City Court on Monday.

Tuesday afternoon, a jury found the 68 year old veterinarian guilty of a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching.

The incident happened in Watertown on October 27, 2018. The victim was 19 at the time. Yancey was accused of forcibly touching a sexual or intimate part of the victim.

Yancey also faces charges of two counts of forcible touching in the town of New Bremen, where he has a practice, allegedly involving the same woman.

This wasn’t the first time Yancey went to trial on similar charges.

He was indicted in late 2006 after alleged incidents involving a 36 year old woman.

He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, attempted criminal sex act, attempted rape, and forcible touching.

The case went to trial, where a jury found him guilty of three counts of forcible touching. As a result, Yancey was sentenced to 30 days in jail and had to register as a sex offender. He was found not guilty on the other charges.

In 2009, the state Department of Education, which oversees veterinarians, put Yancey’s license on probation for two years. At the time, the state said Yancey had admitted to being convicted of forcible touching.

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