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Respected brain surgeon and his nurse arrested for sexually abusing children

By Mason White 12:54 PM May 17, 2017
James Kohut and Rashel Melina Brandon
James Kohut and Rashel Melina Brandon
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) People in California, were left shocked and horrified by the arrest of a well-known and trusted neurosurgeon.

The doctor and his nurse along with another person, who police have not yet identified, have been arrested.

One of the victims was under 10 years old and others were young teenagers.

57-year-old James Kohut, and Nurse Rashel Melina Brandon, 42, worked at the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.

According to the district attorney, Kohut faces charges for committing a lewd act upon a minor under age 10, a lewd act upon a child under 14, and a forcible lewd act upon a child under the age of 14.

Nuse Brandon was charged with 11 felonies involving child sexual abuse as well as multiple charges related to the production of child pornography.

Kohut was previously disciplined for viewing pornography on his work computer while working at another medical center.

The FBI, the District Attorney’s office and the regional Internet Crimes Against Children task force are assisting in the investigation, and are trying to determine if there are more victims.