Federal officials execute search warrant at former offices of Hudson doctor

James Bressi has 27 sexual misconduct charges, including rape

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published:

Hudson -- State and federal officials did not release many details on the May 7 search warrant executed at the Stow offices of Summit Pain Management.

The federal search warrant was in connection with alleged charges against a former doctor, James P. Bressi, of Victoria Parkway in Hudson ,according a spokesperson for the State Medical Board of Ohio. Bressi has been charged with 27 sexual misconduct charges, which includes rape.

"We are conducting a search warrant with a few assisting agencies," FBI Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson said May 7, shortly after 9:30 a.m.

According to Anderson, details of the sealed search warrant or what was removed from the Allen Road offices could not be released.

Stow Police Detective Jeff Swanson, who has been working on the case, said May 7 that he "was not at liberty to comment" on the search warrant.

A spokesperson from the State Medical Board of Ohio confirmed officers from the governing medical authority, which suspended Bressi's license to practice medicine in 2013, assisted with the search warrant.

Michael T. Callahan, Bressi's attorney, was aware of the raid but did not have any information on what was done or found.

In 2013, Bressi, 59 at the time, was indicted by a Summit County grand jury on 27 counts of alleged sexual misconduct. Bressi was arrested Aug. 30, 2013 at his home by members of the Hudson and Stow Police Departments, Northeast Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Summit County Sheriff's Department.

Bressi pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He was indicted after an 18-month investigation by Stow Police. The indictments allege Bressi assaulted the patients under his care from September 2011 to March 2013, while he was employed at Summit Pain Specialists in Stow.

More than 100 former patients have claimed to have been victims of Bressi, according to Swanson.

Bressi has been out on a $1 million/10 percent bond, which stipulates he is under house arrest and monitored by the court.

Bressi's trial is scheduled for June 19. The State Medical Board of Ohio has scheduled a September hearing on Bressi's suspended license.

Supporters of Bressi have created a "We Support Dr. James Bressi" Facebook page. The page has 19 likes since its August creation.

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