Competency Hearing Held For Former Frederick Pediatrician

He’s charged with sexual abuse.











Ernesto Torres



Frederick, Md (KM) Attorneys for both sides were in court Wednesday in a competency hearing for former Frederick pediatrician Ernesto Torres.

Torres was indicted last year on 98 counts of sex abuse. The victims were juvenile patients at the time of the offenses.

After the arguments were concluded, Circuit Court Judge Julie Solt did not make a ruling on Torres’ competency to stand trial, but is expected to do so at a later date.



By Kevin McManus