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Trial starts for doctor accused of assaulting patient's mom

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The trial for a pediatrician accused of assaulting a patient's mother started Tuesday.

Dr. Jarret Patton, of Exeter Township, straddled the victim and rubbed against her, right in front of her child when she brought the child in for an appointment, according to prosecutors.

The alleged incident happened last year at Lehigh Valley Hospital's 17th and Chew streets campus in Allentown.

Patton has pleaded not guilty.

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