The Hudson pain doctor is charged with 27 counts, including rape, against 11 alleged victims

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AKRON -- Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, the jury deliberations reached a total of 20 hours without a verdict in the sex crimes trial of Dr. James Bressi in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

The jury is scheduled to return at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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The eight-man and four-woman panel arrived at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and resumed their review a half hour later.

The jury received the case from Judge Tom Parker on Monday afternoon and has now spent 20 hours deliberating.

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The Hudson pain doctor is charged with 27 counts, including rape, against 11 alleged victims. If convicted on all counts, he faces a minimum of 31 years in prison.

Last week, Bressi testified that bottles of sweetener and silver in his pocket were mistaken by victims who came forward to be his genitals.

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Prosecutors argue Bressi's "bold and brash" behavior along with a crumbling business practice led to his actions.

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