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Doctor pleads guilty to battery with patient

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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 3:27 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Sep 4, 2014 3:27 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Dr Howard Gidden, sentenced, simple battery, charges

BATON ROUGE - A doctor accused of battery and inappropriate behavior with a female patient pleaded guilty to four counts of simple battery on Thursday.

Dr. Howard Gidden, 63, was sentenced to 6 months in parish prison for each count with two years of unsupervised probation, according to the sentencing judge's chambers.

Gidden was accused of behaving in an "inappropriate manner" with a 24-year-old female patient on four different doctor's visits starting in April of 2013. The doctor was arrested in July of last year in connection with the accusations.

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