A second alleged victim completed two days of testimony today in the Dr. Scott Dodd Anderson sexual assault trial, saying the workers comp physician molested her during two visits in May 2009.
The woman, who is now 63-years-old, said she went to see Anderson during a visit for a hip injury she suffered on the job with a large state agency. Her name and place of employment are both being withheld by The Bee because of the nature of the charges.
She said Anderson made her bend over an examination table on her first visit and that he then inappropriately touched her buttocks.
"I turned to him and said, 'The pain is more here, doctor,'" the woman testified Wednesday in Sacramento Superior Court, under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Laura West. "But he continued...and I was frozen."
The woman said she still went ahead with a second visit with Anderson because she didn't want to jeopardize her workers comp case. She said that on the second visit, Anderson's touching expanded to additional private areas of her body.
On cross-examination today, the woman confirmed under questioning from defense attorney Patrick K. Hanly that she has filed a civil suit against Anderson and the firm that employed him, U.S. HealthWorks. She also testified she was emotionally distraught by the incidents and that she once drove to Anderson's neighborhood to get a look at him.
"I was just trying to figure out what he was all about," the woman said.
She insisted, however, that despite the trauma of the doctor's alleged conduct, a psychologist determined "I was perfectly normal and I had no emotional or psychological scars."