Veterinarian Accused Of Forcible Touching Is A Registered Sex OffenderPosted: Updated:
Dr. Sam Yancey, a veterinarian with a practice in the town of New Bremen, is facing multiple charges of forcible touching, stemming from two separate incidents that occurred on the same day, October 27 of last year. One in the city of Watertown and the other in New Bremen. It appears both cases involved the same victim, a 19-year-old woman.
On Wednesday, Yancey appeared in Watertown City Court and in New Bremen Town Court. He's scheduled to return to both courts at a later time. But 7 News has learned more about a similar case against Yancey more than a decade ago."
Yancey 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 on 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.
We reached out to the Department of Education, which told us that "all criminal convictions are deemed 'professional misconduct'" and "if an arrest results in a conviction, the case will be prosecuted" by the Regents Review Committee, which determines what could happen to a professional license.
We also reached out to Yancey's lawyer for comment. We have not heard back.