LA jury weighs fate of ex-Bermuda leader's son

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Posted: Aug 11, 2011 8:27 PM
LA jury weighs fate of ex-Bermuda leader's son

Jurors in Los Angeles are considering allegations that the physician son of Bermuda's former leader sexually assaulted 11 female patients under the guise of unnecessary breast and pelvic checkups.

The panel began deliberating Thursday after closing arguments concluded in the case against 40-year-old Kevin Antario Brown.

He has pleaded not guilty to 30 felony counts, ranging from sexual exploitation to forcible rape.

Brown is the son of Ewart Brown, who stepped down as Bermuda's premier last year.

The physician is free on $4 million bail. He could face up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.

Prosecutors have said an undercover vice officer visited Brown's office in 2008 and he fondled her breast while being secretly recorded.

Brown's attorney has questioned the investigation.