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Woman says she was silent for decades about Chicago OB/GYN's sexual abuse, until now

April 3, 2024

CHICAGO (CBS) -- There are now more than 500 women coming forward accusing a Chicago OB/GYN of sexual abuse.

Fabio Ortega pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two patients in October 2021. This week, three more civil lawsuits were filed against him – and in all, more than 300 women are coming forward with allegations.

One of the lawsuits was filed by Ericka Matos – the first woman to come forward with abuse allegations against Ortega publicly and while disclosing her name.

Read, or watch, more of Tara Molina's reporting on the lawsuit for CBS2.

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