Fresno Foot Doctor Defends Himself in Public

May 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Doctor Matthew Sciaroni took the witness stand Wednesday. He is on trial for fondling several of his patients.The doctor was arrested last year.

Some victims' claim they went in for foot examines but the doctor ended up inappropriately touching them.

Sciaroni said he had to give one of those women a breast exam for her safety. "We want to make sure this patient is an adequate surgery candidate especially for an elective procedure which for an elective procedure which a bunion surgery is... It is elective not life threatening," he testified.

Sciaroni retakes the witness stand Thursday morning.

If convicted he could lose his medical license and be sent to prison.