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L.A. County health inspector convicted in doughnut shop sexual assault case [Updated]

January 26, 2011 |  6:19 pm

 

A Los Angeles County health inspector was convicted Wednesday of sexual battery against a woman during an inspection of her Pomona doughnut shop, authorities said.

Magdy Naiem Tawadros, 51, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 3 on the misdemeanor charge, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

The woman told authorities that Tawadros assaulted her several times in a storage room while her husband was picking up their two children. She resisted, even though she feared that the inspector would give her shop a bad grade, according to a claim the woman filed against the county after the March 24 incident.

The incident was captured on video at the shop, which is owned by the woman and her husband.

Tawadros gave the shop a 91% approval rating after the inspection, records show. He was placed on leave after the incident.

[Updated at 11:40 a.m. Thursday: County public health officials said the inspector was "discharged" from county employment after the incident.]

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Woman accuses health inspector of sexual assault

-- Robert J. Lopez

Video: KTLA news report that aired in April.

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