State drops criminal charges against Delray doctor accused of inappropriately touching patients
Dr. Manuel Abreu is free, but faces civil suits
8:38 PM, May 24, 2016
11:33 PM, May 24, 2016
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A Delray Beach doctor arrested on accusations he inappropriately touched female patients is a free man.
Prosecutors dropped both criminal charges against Dr. Manuel Abreu Wednesday. In a court filing, they wrote they didn’t have evidence to prove the crimes happened.
Abreu’s lawyers say he is “grateful” and “happy to move forward with his life.”
Abreu is still facing several civil lawsuits where women in Palm Beach and Pinellas Counties have accused him of touching them inappropriately.
Abreu’s attorneys released this statement Tuesday:
“Dr. Manuel Abreu has at all times adamantly maintained his innocence concerning the allegations made against him. Dr. Abreu did so by testifying at several hearings during his case, including the most recent critical hearing where all his accusers testified before the court. Dr. Abreu has always had faith in the judicial process and has always been confident that justice would prevail. He is grateful that all charges against him have been dismissed and that he has been vindicated. He is also thankful to his wife, family and friends for their unwavering support and belief in his innocence. Dr. Abreu is happy to move forward with his life alongside his loving family.”
-Jack Fleischmann, Sidney Fleischmann, Walter Reynoso and Kristen Reynoso, attorneys for Dr. Manuel Abreu