Southern California audiologist convicted of exposing himself at Universal Studios
SACRAMENTO – The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Board) has revoked the license of Tarzana Audiologist Hershel Louis Korngut based on his November 7, 2018 conviction for PC288(A) Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under the Age of 14 years.
Korngut was arrested in January of 2018 for exposing and rubbing his genitals on two female customers at cash registers inside merchandise stores at the Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles County.
In April of 2018, Korngut’s license was suspended because the Board had reason to believe he was a danger to the public. The Board filed an accusation in July of 2019 based on his conviction. The accusation stated Korngut was convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a hearing aid dispenser and audiologist and for violating the California Business and Professions Code sections 490(a); 2533(a); 2533(e); and 2533(g) and the California Code of Regulations 1399.156(a); and 1399.1569(d).
Korngut did not contest the accusation and on October 23, 2019, the Board revoked his license. He was sentenced to three years in state prison and is currently incarcerated at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California.
Read the news release here.