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Doctor sentenced for sexually assaulting patient at marijuana evaluation clinic

A physician convicted of sexually assaulting a patient at a Sacramento-area medical marijuana evaluation clinic has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison.

Logan Vincent Ford, 33, was found guilty in September 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. He was sentenced Wednesday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Goodman, who also ordered Ford to register as a sex offender for life.

In March 2015, the 53-year-old victim went to the 420MD clinic to get a prescription for medical marijuana to treat pain for various health conditions. Ford sexually assaulted her during the examination, the news release said.

The victim reported the assault the same day and underwent an evidentiary examination at a hospital. The DNA of a unknown male was recovered during the exam, and testing by the District Attorney’s Crime Laboratory determined the DNA was a match for Ford.

Ford also faces charges in Alameda County for alleged sexual battery against a different patient during an examination at a Berkeley 420MD clinic, the news release said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy