BENTON, Mo. — A southeast Missouri doctor is facing charges for allegedly touching patients inappropriately and making sexually suggestive comments in person and through text messages.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 45-year-old Sikeston physician Rajesh Malhotra is charged with deviate sexual assault and three counts of first-degree sexual misconduct. He is jailed on $75,000 bond.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office began an investigation last week after a female patient contacted authorities. A second victim also told police that Malhotra touched her in a sexual manner and made sexual comments during an examination.
Authorities say additional charges are possible.
Sikeston is about 150 miles south of St. Louis.
The Associated Press