A 41-year-old doctor has been arrested for sexually assaulting a female patient during a physical exam in July, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. Police say the doctor is facing three felony charges, which were filed after a six-month investigation. The doctor, who saw patients at Kaiser Permanente’s Montebello offices, molested a female patient in her 30s during a routine physical examination, officials say. Charges filed include sexual battery by fraud, sexual exploitation by a physician, and sexual penetration by a foreign object. The doctor has been with Kaiser for about seven years and has no prior criminal record, according to the article. He has been placed on administrative leave. No additional victims have come forward.
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