George Tyndall, a doctor, has been charged with sexually assaulting 16 young women over seven years while he worked as a gynecologist at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Tyndall (dob 1/6/47) was charged in case BA478951 with 18 counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, both felonies.
Arraignment will be scheduled for a later date in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Tyndall is accused of sexually assaulting 16 female students at a campus health center. The victims, who range in age from 17 to 29, went to the facility for annual exams or for other treatment, prosecutors said.
The alleged incidents occurred between 2009 and 2016, according to the criminal complaint.
Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller of the Sex Crimes Division is leading the prosecution in the case.
Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $2.075 million. If convicted as charged, Tyndall faces a possible maximum sentence of 53 years in state prison.
The Los Angeles Police Department has presented 134 crime reports involving the defendant and the investigation remains ongoing.