Ex-UCLA gynecologist James Heaps guilty of sexually abusing patients [Image by David Mcnew/Getty Images]
The former obstetrician-gynecologist was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison for his part in the sexual abuse of patients through his gynecologist practice, but is also currently on parole after having served 13 years in prison. So why is he back on the internet?
James Heaps, 54, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was previously convicted in May 2015 of multiple felonies for alleged sexual abuse involving eight female patients in his gynecologist office.
He is currently serving probation on those charges and is on parole after having served 13 years in jail for a previous conviction for lewd conduct with a minor.
Now, in a shocking twist, after serving 13 years in jail for a previous conviction for lewd conduct with a minor, Heaps returned to the Internet – apparently in an attempt to “make the world a better place,” as he tweeted Friday.
He even said he wanted to use the Twitter account to share his experience of being raped and molested as a child by his gynecologist father, who was his father’s college roommate:
There is also a very strong chance that he was “brainwashed” by his gynecologist father who abused him sexually as an adult.
According to CBS’ San Diego affiliate, Heaps was convicted of sexual abuse in May 2015 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Following his two-year sentence for sexual abuse of his victims, he was re-instated on parole. He was released on February 16, 2018.
However, Heaps was released on Thursday, March 28 following a judge’s order that he serve the remaining portion of his sentence in the Santa Clara County jail.
So Heaps now has a parole hold, while he awaits sentencing on the lewd conduct conviction for which he was originally sentenced.
The judge that imposed the sentence on Heaps, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Gregory Taylor, stated that Heaps told him “he wishes he would have never been caught, and that he ‘might have saved these women some pain.’”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Taylor said:
“I believe those comments were a calculated attempt to manipulate the court, attempting to justify the horrific behavior he allegedly performed on his patients. I suspect that