Bergenfield NJ Doctor Pleads Guilty to Inappropriate Sexual Touching of Patients
A Bergenfield NJ doctor recently pleaded guilty to very serious sex crime charges related to inappropriate touching of patients.
The suspect committed the sexual offenses over a period lasting several years. A total of eight female patients, as well as employees, accused the suspect of sexually touching them at his Bergenfield medical practice. For instance, one female patient said that the suspect roughly grabbed her on the breasts while treating her for neck spasms.
The suspect was eventually arrested in March 2015 and charged with one count of sexual assault and eight counts of criminal sexual contact.
In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual contact, Bergen County prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining seven criminal counts against the suspect. Additionally, prosecutors are expected to recommend that the suspect be sentenced to probation instead of prison.
The suspect recently appeared in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack NJ, and entered his guilty plea. The superior court judge will sentenced the suspect for his crimes on December 23, 2016, with the fourth degree felony carrying a maximum sentence of 18 months in NJ State Prison.
In the meantime, the suspect has been prohibited from practicing medicine in the State of New Jersey for at least 10 years. That decision was rendered by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners and the NJ Office of the Attorney General.
For further information about this case, access the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Doctor Barred from Practicing after Admitting Sexual Contact with Patients.”