Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

Alma doctor sentenced to 40 years on sexual assault charges

Dr. Clarence Jay Arendall of Alma, Arkansas was arrested in March 2008 after two women came forward accusing him of assaulting them during medical examinations. He was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault after four separate complaints came against the doctor in the span of two weeks. As the investigation continued, as many as 20 women came forward with similar stories of unwelcome contact and sexual assault. The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended his license in April 2008. One year after the initial claims were brought against him, Arendall was convicted on two counts second-degree sexual assault and sentenced to 40 years in prison, 20 years for each count to be served non-consecutively, and Arendall was required to register as a sex offender. An appeals court upheld the verdict in 2010.

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