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Doctor at Sutter Health in Mountain View arrested on suspicion of sexual battery on patient

An urgent care doctor at Sutter Health in Mountain View was arrested July 8 on suspicion of sexual battery, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

The doctor, 50, was arrested after a woman who sought treatment from him in November 2020 told police that she was allegedly assaulted by him on three separate occasions.

The victim said the doctor befriended her after her treatment and for a period of several months "made several romantic advances" that she rejected, according to police.

On three different occasions, he allegedly pushed the woman down, straddled her and forcibly kissed her on the lips, police said.

"Due to (his) social status as a medical doctor, the victim was reluctant to report any of the incidents" but ultimately chose to come forward out of fear that there might be other victims, police said in a news release. Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to contact Detective Cayori at 408-730-7122.

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Doctor at Sutter Health in Mountain View arrested on suspicion of sexual battery on patient

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Uploaded: Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 10:36 am

An urgent care doctor at Sutter Health in Mountain View was arrested July 8 on suspicion of sexual battery, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

The doctor, 50, was arrested after a woman who sought treatment from him in November 2020 told police that she was allegedly assaulted by him on three separate occasions.

The victim said the doctor befriended her after her treatment and for a period of several months "made several romantic advances" that she rejected, according to police.

On three different occasions, he allegedly pushed the woman down, straddled her and forcibly kissed her on the lips, police said.

"Due to (his) social status as a medical doctor, the victim was reluctant to report any of the incidents" but ultimately chose to come forward out of fear that there might be other victims, police said in a news release. Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to contact Detective Cayori at 408-730-7122.

Editor's note: The Voice's policy is to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney has determined there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.

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Cordelia
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Old Mountain View
on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm
Cordelia, Old Mountain View
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on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm

A doctor was arrested for forcibly kissing a patient on multiple occasions? Wow, things have really changed.

As a teenager during my first real job, there was a coworker who would follow me into the bathroom. He seemed to want to listen? He left as soon as I opened the stall door. I was scared and told my other coworkers and the supervisor. I was told to ignore him because he was harmless. I didn’t bother reporting any other perverts and abusers after that.

But I will from now on!


xbr976
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another community
on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:01 am
xbr976 , another community
Registered user
on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

Pretty bewildering that someone would go through all the training and bother to become a doctor and flush it away for this.


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