Bergenfield NJ Doctor Loses Medical License after Pleading Guilty to Sex Crime Charges
A doctor from Bergenfield NJ has pleaded guilty to sexual offense charges in connection with allegations that he inappropriately touched patients and employees at his medical office.
The suspect committed the sex crimes over several years, with eight women coming forward to accuse him of inappropriately touching them at his Bergenfield NJ medical office.
One victim spoke with investigators and said that the suspect grabbed her roughly in her private areas while purportedly treating her for neck spasms.
Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office detectives launched an investigation into the suspect and talked to several witnesses who also claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the suspect. In March 2015, law enforcement placed the suspect under arrest and charged him with one count of sexual assault and eight different counts of criminal sexual contact.
The suspect managed to avoid trial in Bergen County Superior Court by eventually reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. The suspect ultimately pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal sexual contact, with Bergen County prosecutors agreeing to drop the other charges.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, prosecutors are expected to recommend that the suspect receive probation, not jail time, when he is sentenced in superior court. Despite the prosecution’s recommendations, it is still possible that the judge could sentence the suspect to as many as 18 months in NJ State Prison.
Regardless of the official punishment on the criminal charges, the suspect’s days of practicing medicine in New Jersey are likely over after the NJ Board of Medical Examiners and the NJ Office of the Attorney General prohibited him from the practice of medicine for the next decade.
To learn more about this case, see the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Doctor Barred from Practicing after Admitting Sexual Contact with Patients.”