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Woman who accused Dr. Calvin Day of sexual assault speaks to KSAT

Laura Newcomb: It was never an option for me not to go forward with this

SAN ANTONIO - The woman who accused dermatologist Dr. Calvin Day of sexually assaulting her during a 2010 office visit said there was never any doubt that she would press charges. 

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“It was never an option for me not to go forward with this,” said Laura Newcomb.

Last month during Day’s trial, she testified that Day touched her and made sexually inappropriate advances during a visit to his office.

Day was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to six months house arrest, 10 years probation, 300 hours of community service and fined $10,000.

He has since filed an appeal to the conviction. 

Newcomb said that she is trying to move on since the trial.

“I knew that I had to get to a point where I had to forgive,” she said.

Newcomb said that she is going to establish a foundation to help others who have been sexually oppressed or victimized by someone in a position of respect -- such as a doctor -- or by someone in authority.

“I said, you know, somebody’s got to do it. Somebody has to give these women a platform to educate and inform them,” Newcomb said.

Newcomb said she plans go get Sen. Carlos Uresti and the sheriff involved in her effort.

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