Nevertheless, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, with cure rates approaching 100% if detected early.
Additionally, testicular cancer is more common in white men than black or Asian men.
Tillery’s defense attorney, Dylan Wilbanks, did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
Taylor said she’d been contacted by the defense Friday with word that Tillery was considering a plea deal.
Tillery, 46, admitted to coercing the victim — a Gwinnett preschool teacher with a history of alcohol and sexual abuse — into sexual activity more than 20 times at his Norcross office in 2007. Tillery was originally tried in March, when a judge declared a mistrial after jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous decision after deliberating for nearly two days.
The charges carried a possible 60-year prison term, Taylor said.
LAWRENCEVILLE — A former Lilburn psychotherapist entered a surprise guilty plea this week to sexual assault charges involving a patient, costing him two years in prison and his professional license.