(CBS) LOS ANGELES - A successful plastic surgeon has been acquitted after being charged with secretly videotaping female patients during examinations, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Dr. Everett Wyatt was arrested in August, 2012 on allegations that he was secretly recording patients. The station reports he was found not guilty of two counts of sexual battery and battery, and several misdemeanors, after a 10-week trial.
Wyatt's attorney, Winston McKesson, reportedly said the camera in the examination room was there to monitor a new employee, who was aware that she was being recorded.
He reportedly said when a patient came in, the camera was accidentally turned on. McKesson said, "The jury found that there was no intentional, un-consented videotaping in this case."
The city attorney's office told CBS Los Angeles that they will no longer pursue the case but the medical board will continue with investigations.
Dr. Wyatt reportedly said that it was a very traumatic experience for him and that he is focused on "moving forward."