Police: Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in sexual assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist has been arrested in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients.

Officer Norma Eisenman said Wednesday that Dr. George Tyndall had not yet been fully booked into police custody and she does not have further information.

Tyndall has denied any wrongdoing.

More than 700 women are pursuing individual claims against the doctor in state court. Separately, the university has agreed to a $215 million class-action settlement with former patients.

Tyndall’s attorneys and the Los Angeles district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Eisenman says police will hold a news conference later Wednesday about the arrest.

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