FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo Dr. George Tyndall, the former University of Southern California gynecologist accused of sexual assault, listens during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. Judge Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, lowered Tyndall's bail from nearly $2.1 million to $1.6 million, which he may be able to post using his condominium as collateral. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge reduced bail Tuesday for a former University of Southern California gynecologist accused of sexually assaulting 16 women.

Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan lowered Dr. George Tyndall's bail from nearly $2.1 million to $1.6 million, which he may be able to post using his condominium as collateral. If he posts bail, he will be confined to house arrest with GPS monitoring.

Prosecutors charged Tyndall last month with 29 felony counts that could send the 72-year-old to prison for 53 years. Authorities say 16 patients ranging from 17 to 29 were abused during visits to the student health center for annual exams or other treatment.

Tyndall has denied any wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty. Tyndall's medical license has been suspended since 2018, and he is not allowed to practice medicine.

Several women who have accused the longtime campus gynecologist, including one who spoke during Tyndall's bail review hearing, said they are disappointed and afraid the doctor might be free as the case plays out in court.

Lucy Chi, who said she was assaulted by the doctor in 2012, told Sullivan that Tyndall is a "very skilled and resourceful predator." The Associated Press does not identify sexual assault victims unless they speak publicly and give media permission to use their names.

"This has affected every aspect of my life," Chi said during a news conference after the hearing with other women who have come forward. "I find myself afraid of men. I find myself afraid of my husband. I find myself afraid of doctors."

Tyndall's lawyer, Leonard Levine, says his client is not a flight risk and is not a threat to the public. He told Sullivan the doctor had remained in Los Angeles as the investigation went on for more than a year and wants to have his day in court.

Prosecutor Reinhold Mueller argued that Tyndall was found with a concealed loaded firearm when he was arrested, as well as a box cutter and pepper spray. "This goes to his mindset of a readiness to do evil," Mueller said.

Levine said the doctor had the weapons for his own protection.

Mueller also said authorities had Tyndall under surveillance before his arrest and alleged he had taken pictures of women and made sex videos he sold.

Detectives interviewed more than 300 women in the United States and Canada who reported misconduct by Tyndall, authorities said. Some of the cases fell outside the 10-year statute of limitations, while others did not rise to the level of criminal charges or lacked sufficient evidence to prosecute.

Mueller said the investigation into Tyndall's conduct is continuing.

More than 700 women have filed individual civil lawsuits against Tyndall and USC in state court. Separately, USC has agreed to a $215 million class-action settlement with former patients, which would create a fund to pay $2,500 to $250,000 to women who say Tyndall abused them. As many as 17,000 students and alumnae are eligible, according to the university.

John Manly, an attorney who represents Chi and other women in lawsuits, called for District Attorney Jackie Lacey to recuse herself from the case, saying she has a conflict of interest with USC. Manly said authorities must look into USC's alleged cover-up; Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore has said the university has cooperated with the investigation.

"The District Attorney's professional relationship with the university has no bearing on the decisions made by this office," DA spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales said in an email.

Dr. George Tyndall, 72, listens during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, left, talks with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, left, appears with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, confers with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, left, appears with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, confers with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dr. George Tyndall, 72, confers with his attorney Andrew Flier during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court, Monday, July 1, 12019, in Los Angeles. The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is charged with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Los Angeles Police Dept. Chief Michel Moore addresses the media regarding the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. Tyndall was charged today with sexually assaulting multiple women at the student health center while he worked as a gynecologist at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, second from left, addresses the media regarding the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. Tyndall was charged today with sexually assaulting multiple women at the student health center while he worked as a gynecologist at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Daniella Mohazab, a master's student of communication management at the University of Southern California, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred take questions from the media on the news of the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Tyndall, a former campus gynecologist at USC, was charged Wednesday in the sexual assaults of multiple patients at the campus student health center, authorities said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Daniella Mohazab, a master's student of communication management at the University of Southern California, listens as her attorney Gloria Allred comments on the news of the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, during a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Mohazab, who alleges Tyndall molested her in 2016 and has spoken out publicly, called the doctor's arrest
Daniella Mohazab, a master's student of communication management at the University of Southern California, listens as her attorney Gloria Allred comments on the news of the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, during a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Mohazab, who alleges Tyndall molested her in 2016 and has spoken out publicly, called the doctor's arrest
Daniella Mohazab, a master's student of communication management at the University of Southern California, listens as her attorney Gloria Allred comments on the news of the arrest of Dr. George Tyndall, during a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Mohazab, who alleges Tyndall molested her in 2016 and has spoken out publicly, called the doctor's arrest
FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was arrested Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients, police said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year after The Los Angeles Times reported patients' claims of sexual abuse or harassment by the gynecologist. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)