Doctor given probation, fine in sex assault trial

Dr. Calvin Day found guilty in sex assault on patient


SAN ANTONIO – A verdict has been reached in the punishment phase of a San Antonio doctor's sex assault trial.

Dr. Calvin Day, a dermatologist, was given probation and a fine.

He could have faced two to 20 years in prison.

There were gasps and looks of disbelief in the courtroom as the verdict was read.

Day was found guilty of sexually assaulting a patient in 2010. He has never been convicted of a felony, so he was eligible for probation

He will be under house arrest for 180 days and if he fails to comply with his probation, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

He'll also have to pay a $10,000 fine and do 300 hours of community service.

The patient who accused Day of kissing and groping her had some harsh words for him after the sentencing.

"You are dirty, immoral (and) narcissistic," she said. "You abused a position that women believed in. Because of you, so many women host a fear."

The victim said she hopes other women will benefit from her strength in coming forward.

Day's attorney, Jay Norton, said his client has mixed feelings about the outcome.

"He's obviously happy about the probation aspect, but he still is unhappy about the (guilty verdict). He believes in his own innocence. We believe in his innocence and we're gong to continue to pursue that," said Norton.

Day will lose his doctor's license over this felony conviction and he'll have to register as a sex offender.

His attorney says he does plan to appeal.