California surgeon facing sex charges loses medical license
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California surgeon facing charges that he sexually abused children has lost his medical license.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on Tuesday that the state medical board revoked 58-year-old James Kohut’s license effective June 1. Kohut’s bail terms had already barred him from practicing medicine.
Kohut and two women were arrested last year on suspicion of running a child-sex ring after investigators say they found video images implicating all three. Kohut is facing 48 felony charges.
He has pleaded not guilty.
A judge set bail for Kohut last summer at $6.45 million, and he remains at Santa Cruz County Jail.