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Doctor pleads guilty to battery with patient

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, September 04 2014 Sep 4, 2014 September 04, 2014 2:27 PM September 04, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

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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