In May 2012, the 5-year-old victim told her mother Dr. Alejandro Gruneiro sexually abused her and told the same story to a child protection team.
Without anyone to back up the story and no evidence, the State Attorney’s Office decided not to file formal charges. Officials said they could not meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
One patient, Myron Schoen, said he knew his doctor was innocent.
“I’m so glad he is exonerated, I’m glad the truth came out,” said Schoen.
He credits the weight loss surgeon with saving his wife’s life.
We tried to get a comment from Gruneiro, but a receptionist at his Murdock office said he was in surgery.
Source : abc-7