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Yorkville doctor Yang to remain in jail without bond

Dr. Haohua Yang appears before Kendall County Judge Timothy McCann on March 10 with his attorney Robert Motta. First Assistant State's Attorney Nemura Pencyla is on the far left.
Dr. Haohua Yang appears before Kendall County Judge Timothy McCann on March 10 with his attorney Robert Motta. First Assistant State's Attorney Nemura Pencyla is on the far left.

The Yorkville doctor accused of abusing his female patients will remain in Kendall County Jail with no bond, after a Kendall County judge denied a request from his attorneys to reduce or eliminate his bond.

At a hearing held April 11, Judge Timothy McCann denied a request from Dr. Haohua Yang’s attorney, Robert Motta, to either reduce or eliminate Yang’s bond. Yang has been in jail without bond since April 2015, when he was out on bond and attempted, unsuccessfully, to enter China.

Yang was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse in December 2014, following accusations by some of his patients at his Yorkville practice that he had touched them inappropriately. McCann found Yang not guilty of one of the charges at a bench trial in January.

Yang’s next hearing was set for 9 a.m. May 12 at the county courthouse.

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