Physiotherapist sentenced to 3.5 years jail over indecent assault
Sydney District Court

Youngjin Jung, the Central Coast physiotherapist accused of indecently assaulting women during their physiotherapy appointments, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

The 36-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault, committed at a physiotherapy practice at Umina in 2014. The court was told he massaged the women's breasts and, on one occasion, a woman's genitals.

"The conduct was not in any way related to therapeutic treatment," Judge Clive Jeffreys said in handing down his sentence at Sydney District Court today, "It was undertaken by the offender for sexual gratification. In my view he seriously abused the trust placed in him."

In victim impact statements, Jung's patients said they felt numb and scared as a result of his actions. "I'm really sorry to all six ladies and their families," Jung said at his sentencing hearing in late February. "I want to apologise for what I did. There's no excuse about it."

Judge Jeffreys handed down a five-year jail sentence, with a non-parole period of three and a half years.

Jung, who wept silently during Wednesday's sentencing, will be eligible for parole in August 2019.

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