POMONA - A former family doctor who practiced in Glendora has been sentenced to six years in prison for molesting a child and an adult.Section: News
Dr. Raul Galindo
Ixtlahuac , 51, of Glendora was
sentenced Monday in Pomona Superior Court after he pleaded no contest
to continuous sexual abuse
of a minor and sexual penetration of an adult victim, Los Angeles
County Deputy District Attorney Lisa Coen said.
The woman was molested while she was a patient of Ixtlahuac
's - then working for HealthCare Partners Medical Group in Glendora;
the minor, who was 10 or younger at the time, was
a "social contact," Coen said.
"I'm happy about the outcome because he is going to do prison time,
he's going to register as a sex offender for the
rest of his life," Coen said. "I was able to save - especially my minor
victim - from having to testify."
Ixtlahuac 's medical license was
suspended in November because of this case, according to court
After allegations of misconduct surfaced at HealthCare Partners Medical
Group, Ixtlahuac was forced to leave the
practice, Glendora police Detective Josh Price said.
The doctor also worked for a time with the Montes Medical Group in
Whittier, according to a website that rates doctors.
This was not the first time Ixtlahuac was
accused of molestation. Several patients sued the physician, then a
Kaiser Permanente gynecologist in Gilroy, about
a decade ago for allegedly sexually assaulting them during exams. The
jury was hung the first time and he was acquitted the
second time in Santa Clara County, Coen said.
"He had a prior history," Coen said. "My understanding was that the
very first trial up north, it was a 10-2 (vote)
or 11-1 for guilty and unfortunately, he got an acquittal the second
time around. It's just very unfortunate."
The adult victim in this most recent case, a 43-year-old Glendora
resident, read an impact statement in court declaring
that Ixtlahuac ruined her trust in all
health care professionals.
"I can't begin to describe the kind of mental anguish I have been
suffering because of this," she told the court, according
to her victim impact statement. "He used his position of trust to act
out his sick and perverted crimes on innocent people
... all in the name of 'healthcare."'