A Pennsylvania area doctor faces criminal charges of indecent assault involving two patients at a medical center in Upper Darby, just outside of Philadelphia. According to a local news report, the victims are 25 and 52 years old. See https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com, Upper Darby Doctor Accused of Fondling 2 Female Patients.
One of the victims fled during a routine physical exam where the doctor is alleged to have fondled her breasts. The criminal investigation began when the same victim filed a report with local law enforcement.
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The arraignment was held on November 14, 2017 after the doctor turned himself in to the Upper Darby Police Department on two charges of Indecent Assault Without Consent, a second degree misdemeanor. The doctor was charged with violation of Section 3126(a)(1) of the PA Crimes Code which provides:
(a) Offense defined.–A person is guilty of indecent assault if the person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact with the person or intentionally causes the complainant to come into contact with seminal fluid, urine or feces for the purpose of arousing sexual desire in the person or the complainant and:
(1) the person does so without the complainant’s consent.
The doctor has posted bail and was released. Now, a Delaware County judge will decide whether the case can proceed at the Preliminary Hearing which is scheduled for December 1, 2017. If the court finds that the evidence is sufficient to go forward, the case will be transferred to the Court of Common Pleas, criminal docket.
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Upper Darby detectives are seeking information from anyone who has knowledge of the alleged crimes or crimes committed against additional patients by Dr. Srivastava. The Upper Darby Police Department’s telephone number is (610) 734-7693. The department is located on West Chester Pike near the 69th Street SEPTA terminal.
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