Attorney: more than 10 victims accuse Amarillo neurosurgeon
An attorney representing a minor in a child sex abuse lawsuit against an Amarillo neurosurgeon says more than 10 people have come forward since his client's allegations were made public.
Attorney Kevin Glasheen told ABC 7 News on Wednesday, he has received multiple complaints from people alleging misconduct by Dr. Jeffrey D. Cone, but not all are eligible to file lawsuits because of statute of limitations.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, Texas has a fifteen year statute of limitations for "violation of Section 22.011, Penal Code sexual assault; or Section 22.021, Penal Code aggravated sexual assault."
Majority tolling provision states that if the victim was a minor, the SOL does not begin to run until his/her eighteenth birthday.
According to the Texas Medical Board, Cone has privileges at multiple Amarillo hospitals including, Baptist St. Anthony Hospital, Northwest Texas Hospital, BSA Panhandle Surgical Hospital and BSA Quail Creek Hospital.
Glasheen said a police report was filed about a month ago.
The Amarillo Police Department told ABC 7 News, there are no charges filed against Jeffrey D. Cone or anyone with a similar name.