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Doctor accused of sex assault returning to court

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MIDDLETOWN, CT (AP) -

A state judge will hear arguments about whether to keep documents sealed from public view in the criminal case against a doctor accused of inappropriately touching female patients during exams at a community health center in Clinton.

Judge Susan Handy has scheduled the hearing in Dr. Tory Westbrook's case for Tuesday at Middletown Superior Court. Three arrest warrant affidavits charging the Glastonbury resident with felony sexual assault have been sealed since his June 5 arrest.

Westbrook, the husband of state Judge Dawne Westbrook, denies all the allegations.

A state prosecutor said last month that at least three more alleged victims have stepped forward with similar accusations against Westbrook since his arrest.

Handy ordered the documents to remain sealed on June 14, saying the victims need to be protected.

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