Dr. James Kohut was a dignified brain surgeon, but he is now being held on multiple charges that involve child sexual abuse.
He worked in collaboration with Rashel Brandon, a nurse who is also being charged with child sexual abuse. The two worked together in the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.
Dr. Kohut was arrested on Sunday in his Santa Cruz home. The children involved in the cases were a child under the age of 10 and another child under the age of 14. He is currently being held in Santa Cruz County Jail and is being held without bail.
The nurse, Rashel Brandon, was arrested on May 10th and has been charged with multiple charges that are related the production of child pornography as well as 11 felony charges that involve child sexual abuse.
A third unidentified suspect has been taken into custody somewhere outside of California.
This is not the first time Kohut was in trouble. In 2002, he was disciplined after a botched brain surgery. He tried to remove an aneurysm on the right side of a patient’s head when the x-ray clearly showed that it was on the left side of a 36 year old patients head.
Authorities have arrested a brain surgeon and a nurse in Northern California on multiple charges involving child sexual abuse.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports Dr. James Kohut was arrested Sunday at his home in Santa Cruz in cases involving a child under the age of 10 and a child under 14. He was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail and is being held without bail. Watsonville police Capt. Jorge Zamora says nurse Rashel Brandon was arrested May 10 and charged with 11 felonies involving child sexual abuse as well as multiple charges related to the production of child pornography. Both Kohut and Brandon worked at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.