23½- to 50-year term in Pa. prison doctor assault

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An inmate convicted of assaulting a female doctor at a state prison in northwestern Pennsylvania has been sentenced to another 23½ to 50 years behind bars.

Authorities said 34-year-old D’Rob Sanders was already serving 7½ to 22 years on unrelated convictions in Allegheny and Cumberland counties.

Erie County prosecutors said he pretended to be another inmate in need of medical treatment to gain access to the doctor’s office at the State Correctional Institution-Albion in September.

The Erie Times-News says Judge John Garhart said Monday that Sanders targeted and stalked the victim.

He forcefully rejected a suggestion from defense attorney John Moore that the prison system failed to treat his client’s personality disorder.

Jurors in April convicted Sanders of attempted rape, aggravated assault and indecent assault, and other charges.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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