A Bergenfield NJ doctor faces new sex crime charges after being accused of offensively touching several women at his office.
The 54-year-old doctor, who lives in Dumont New Jersey, was initially arrested on August 25 following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office into sex offense allegations made by a patient and several employees.
Now the suspect has been accused of committing additional sex crimes against three more of his female employees. Bergen County prosecutors filed the new charges on September 23.
Three more women came forward and alleged that they were also victims of groping and unwanted sexual contact by the doctor.
The suspect has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual contact in the case.
If the suspect is convicted on the sex crime charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(b), criminal sexual contact involves the use of force or coercion into any type of sexual touching. The crime is classified as a fourth degree felony and carries a punishment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed for a second time, the suspect secured his release from police custody by posting $50,000 bail. A condition of the suspect’s release on bail is that he must avoid all contact with the alleged victims in the case.
The suspect is set to appear in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack NJ to address the new charges.
For additional information about this case, check out the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Bergenfield Doctor Again Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact.”