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    Officials: California doctor in abuse case wanted to impregnate women to create more victims

    Officials: California doctor in abuse case wanted to impregnate women to create more victims

    Dr. James Kohut faces 11 charges related to child sex abuse

    AP | Updated: 4:15 PM PDT Jun 19, 2017

    A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for two decades, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.

    Prosecutors made the allegations as they unsuccessfully sought to deny Dr. James Kohut bail while he awaits trial on 11 charges related to child sex abuse.

    Several women who had relationships with Kohut said the doctor wanted to have children with them to create " 'taboo' families where the parents raise their children sexually," Assistant District Attorney Steven Moore said in court documents.

    Moore said women identified in the documents only by their initials said Kohut "has a specific desire to have sex with a mother and a daughter." Moore also wrote that Kohut pressured the women to find children for him to abuse.

    There's no suggestion in the court papers filed Thursday that Kohut sexually abused his children.

    The Santa Cruz Sentinel first reported on the filings.

    A judge on Monday said Kohut was entitled to bail and ordered a report about his finances to help determine an amount. Kohut was ordered back to court June 28 to set a bail figure.

    Moore also said that the FBI, Australian federal police, the Santa Cruz County sheriff's department and Seaside police department had previously investigated Kohut since 1997, but he has never been charged.

    Moore declined to discuss the allegations by phone on Monday.

    Sheriff's and Seaside police didn't return calls. FBI spokeswoman Katherine Zackel said the FBI is assisting the Watsonville police investigation and declined to discuss the agency's previous involvement with Kohut.

    The case began last month when the husband of Rashel Brandon gave a video recording to Watsonville police allegedly showing his wife and another nurse, Emily Johnson, sexually abusing children.

    Kohut and Brandon worked together at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. Police arrested Brandon first and seized a cellphone with video allegedly showing abuse as well as three allegedly incriminating photos, according to court papers filed Thursday by Kohut's attorney Jay Rorty.

    Rorty declined to discuss the case by phone Monday.

    Rorty says in court papers arguing for bail that Kohut doesn't appear in video recordings or photos seized by police. In one recording, Rorty says one of the alleged victims refers to "James" and a man's voice can be heard off camera who police say is Korhut.

    Rorty also said Kohut said nothing incriminating during a brief phone conversation with Brandon made at the request of police, who were recording.

    Rorty also said Kohut is not a flight risk and has no criminal record.

    Rorty says most defendants have a right to bail, which is prohibited in capital cases and when a judge deems an inmate to be a danger to the public or a flight risk.

    Rorty writes in court that it appears Korhut was arrested after Brandon told police he was involved.

    Johnson was arrested in Pima County, Arizona, where she remains in jail pending a transfer to Santa Cruz County.

    Rorty in his court filings did not address the claim that Kohut wanted to impregnate women so he would have more victims. Rorty in a telephone interview declined to comment on the allegation.

    Moore said in documents filed last Friday that Kohut "has a sexual compulsion, and has solicited victims for decades," Moore said.

    Kohut previously pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges. The district attorney's office added another felony charge last week after another alleged victim came forward.

    Kohut was arrested shortly after he took a new job with a Fort Smith, Arkansas, hospital, which has since fired him. His medical license in Arkansas has been suspended. Officials with the California medical board are seeking to suspend Kohut's license.
    This literally makes me ill. This man is so evil, hell is too kind for him.

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    If y'all recall in the Ian Watson case, that's what he and his fan girls discussed doing.

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    California brain surgeon accused of child sex abuse found dead in jail cell

    A California neurosurgeon facing trial for alleged child sex crimes was reportedly found dead in his jail cell Sunday morning in a suspected suicide.

    James Kohut, 59, was found alone in his cell at the Santa Cruz County Jail when breakfast service began at 5:45 a.m., the sheriff’s office told the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

    Kohut didn’t have a cellmate and was held in the jail’s protective housing unit, the paper reported. The former brain surgeon had been placed on suicide watch earlier in his incarceration but was not on it at the time of his death, the sheriff’s office said.

    A forensic pathologist’s preliminary investigation suggests Kohut killed himself, KSBW-TV reported. An autopsy was scheduled for this week as authorities continue to investigate the manner of his death.

    Kohut, who worked at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif., was arrested in May 2017 on multiple charges of child sex abuse.

    Two women, former nurse Rashel Brandon and Emily Stephens, were also charged in the case, the Sentinel reported. Children of both women, who were reportedly described as Kohut’s girlfriends, were among the alleged victims.

    Videos found by the Watsonville Police Department allegedly showed the defendants raping boys under 10 years old multiple times, KSBW reported, citing court documents.

    Prosecutors alleged Kohut abused children for more than two decades, according to the station.

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