A Springfield doctor who was sentenced to 364 days in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was drugged was released 10 days later on $750,000 bail pending an appeal, according to a news report.
Dr. James Mauti, who specialized in internal and sports medicine, was sentenced April 5 after he was arrested in August 2007 on the charges. He was convicted in December 2012 on charges that claimed he had sexually assaulted a 32-year-old patient (who is also a relative of his) after sedating her for a procedure.
Just 10 days after beginning to serve his sentence, Mauti was released on bail though, according to The Star-Ledger. Transcripts of the trial, which was conducted in Elizabeth, had not yet reached the appeals court as of last week, the Ledger reported.