A physician has been convicted of sexually assaulting a patient during an examination at a Sacramento-area medical marijuana evaluation center.
A jury on Thursday found Logan Vincent Ford, 33, guilty of forcible rape, forcible digital penetration and two counts of sexual exploitation of a patient, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
The assault occurred in March 2015 when the 53-year-old victim went to the 420MD clinic in the 2100 block of Watt Avenue to get a prescription for medical marijuana to treat pain for various medical conditions. Ford assaulted the victim during the exam, the news release said.
The victim reported the assault later that day and unknown male DNA was recovered during an evidentiary exam, according to the news release. Testing by the District Attorney’s Crime Lab determined that the DNA was a match to Ford.
Ford also faces charges in Alameda County for allegedly committing sexual battery against a different patient at a 420MD clinic in Berkeley, the news release said.
He is to be sentenced Nov. 17 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Goodman. Ford faces a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison in the Sacramento County case, according to the District Attorney’s Office.