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July 9, 2020: Additional Charges Filed Against Former USC Doctor

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that additional charges involving five new victims were filed today against a former gynecologist at the University of Southern California who allegedly sexually assaulted more than 20 young women.

Case BA478951 was amended to add five counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious person and one count of sexual battery by fraud. George Tyndall (dob 1/6/47) was charged in June 2019 with 18 counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious person and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, all felonies.

Arraignment on the amended complaint is scheduled for July 24 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The new charges allege Tyndall sexually assaulted five women while he was working at a USC health center between 2011 and 2015. All 21 victims, who range in age from 17 to 31, went to the campus facility for annual exams or for other treatment, prosecutors said.

The alleged crimes date back to 2009, according to the criminal complaint.

Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller of the Sex Crimes Division is leading the prosecution in the case.

If convicted as charged, Tyndall now faces a possible maximum sentence of 64 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.