A Bergenfield New Jersey doctor recently entered a guilty plea on very serious sex crime charges stemming from allegations that he inappropriately touched several female patients.
The suspect committed the sexual crimes over multiple years, with a total of eight women coming forward to accuse him of sexually touching them at his medical office in Bergenfield, NJ.
One of the victims told authorities that the suspect roughly grabbed her in private areas while he treated her for neck spasms.
The suspect then reached a plea deal with Bergen County NJ prosecutors: in exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to just one county of criminal sexual contact, prosecutors agreed to drop all of the other criminal charges.
It is believed that the suspect will receive a sentence of probation when he is formally sentenced, per the recommendations of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. A conviction for fourth degree criminal sexual contact typically carries a penalty of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect has already been barred from practicing medicine in New Jersey for at least 10 years, with the decision being handed down by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners and the NJ Office of the Attorney General.
For more information about this case, check out the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Doctor Barred from Practicing after Admitting Sexual Contact with Patients.”