A New York City fertility doctor has been sentenced to 5 years’ in prison for performing vasectomy on a woman who had been raped.
The case was brought to light by Dr. John W. McLeod, who performed the vasectomy at the request of a rape victim in 2013.
McLeod, 63, pleaded guilty to the felony charge Tuesday.
His sentencing is scheduled for March 28.
He was also ordered to perform 180 days of community service.
McLane was originally charged with first-degree sexual abuse, but the charge was later reduced to a felony.
McDougall, the woman’s attorney, said he is pleased with the sentence.
He called it an example of compassion and respect for a vulnerable victim.