Doctor Convicted on Four Counts of Groping Female Patient
Raymond Russomanno faces up to 18 months in prison when sentenced
A Bloomfield doctor accused of groping his 27-year-old female patient has been convicted on four counts of criminal sexual contact, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Raymond Russomanno, 67, of Randolph, faces up to 18 months in prison when sentenced June 6 in Superior Court in Newark. He was acquitted on two counts of attempted sexual assault and seven other counts of criminal sexual contact.
The doctor was accused of engaging in criminal sexual acts over the course of five visits in 2007. Essex County Prosecutors Office had arranged for the patient, who was seeing the doctor for back pain, to videotape the last two visits.
"We are gratified with the guilty verdict on the four counts because it means he will never be able to practice medicine again," said Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino, who tried the case.
Russomano had been previously accused of inappropriate sexual conduct by 15 other patients.
"We will not move forward with another trial in the case of 15 other victims," Laurino said in a statement. "We plan to try him on those charges after he is sentenced in this case."