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On the witness stand Wednesday in the trial accusing him of third-degree sexual assault, Dr. Javier De La Garza said he was "shocked" by the romantic advances his female patient made on her father's boat. "I was getting up and she kind of dived at me and gave me a kiss -- kind of on the side of my lips," De La Garza said. [Carrie Kohlmeier / Fox 21 News]

Duluth doctor said he was 'shocked' by patient's advances

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Dr. Javier De La Garza testified Wednesday he was surprised when he met a woman patient on her parents' boat and the woman's father was not there as she said he would be.


And when she kissed him, De La Garza said, he was shocked.

His shock turned into a "nightmare" more than six months later when the woman went to Duluth police and accused him of sexually assaulting her on that Sept. 27, 2006, afternoon at Barker's Island.

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