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California brain surgeon, has been accused of the sexual abuse of children, was found dead in prison cell: report

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As a California neurologist facing trial for alleged child sex crimes, was reportedly found dead in his jail cell on Sunday morning in a suspected suicide.

James Kohut, 59, was found alone in his cell at the Santa Cruz County Jail, with the breakfast beginning at 5:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office, told the associated press.

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Kohut does not have a cellmate and was being held in the prison’s protective housing unit, the paper reported. The former brain surgeon has been placed on suicide watch earlier in his incarceration, but he was not, at the time of his death, the sheriff’s office said.

Kohut had a medical license revoked shortly after his arrest.

A forensic pathologist’s preliminary study, suggests Kohut, killed, KSBW-TV reported. An autopsy was scheduled for this week, as authorities continue to investigate the manner of his death.

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Kohut, who worked at the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, was arrested in May, 2017, on multiple charges of sexual abuse of children.

Two of the women, a former nurse, Rashel, Brandon, and Emily and Stephen, were also charged in the case, the Sentinel reported. The children of the two women, who reportedly described it as Kohut’s friends were among the alleged victims.

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The video was found by the Watsonville Police Department has allegedly made the accused of rape of boys under the age of 10 years old, several times, KSBW reported, quoting court documents.

Prosecutors alleged Kohut abused children for more than two decades, according to the station.

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