Veterinarian due in court in November on 2nd set of forcible touching charges

Veterinarian due in court in November on 2nd set of forcible touching charges
Dr. Sam Yancey sentenced

NEW BREMEN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A trial date could be set in November for a veterinarian charged with two counts of forcible touching.

Dr. Sam Yancey faces charges of two counts of forcible touching in the town of New Bremen, where he has a practice.

The alleged victim was 19 at the time.

The 68-year-old Yancey will be in town court on November 13, when a trial date is expected to be set.

Yancey is currently behind bars serving a 9-month sentence. He was found guilty in June of forcibly touching the same 19-year-old woman in Watertown last October.

Yancey has a history of similar charges. He was indicted in late 2006 after alleged incidents involving a 36-year-old woman.

In that case 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 of the other charges.

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