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Detectives seek victims of LA doctor who allegedly sexually abused patients

Posted: June 5, 2013 11:52 a.m.
Updated: June 5, 2013 11:52 a.m.
 

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau arrested a 58-year old male doctor from the Claude Hudson Medical Center, 2829 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, for sexually assaulting four separate female adults at the medical center between the dates of December 2010 to February 2013.

The women, who are Spanish speaking, reported that the doctor took them into an examination room and forcefully kissed and grabbed them.

The victims reported the incidents to medical officials, who in turn, reported the incidents to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect has been identified as Dr. Steve Leong.

Detectives arrested Suspect Leong at his residence in Arcadia on Friday, May 31, 2013. He was booked at the Temple Sheriff’s Station (www.Temple.lasd.org) of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (www.lasd.org).

The case was presented to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office who reviewed the case and filed 6 misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, 4 misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and 5 misdemeanor counts of battery. The suspect has $150,000 bail.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating and identifying other possible victims who might also have been victimized.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877)710-LASD(5273). Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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