Los Angeles Dentist Charged With Sexually Assaulting 9 Patients During Procedures

Written by on June 15, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles dentist was charged Monday with sexually abusing 9 girls whereas they have been present process procedures.

Emad Fathy Moawad, 50, was charged with greater than a dozen counts of sexual battery by restraint and different acts involving pressure.

Moawad appeared in court docket Monday however didn’t enter a plea and his arraignment was continued. He was jailed on almost $2 million bail and it wasn’t instantly clear whether or not he had an lawyer to talk on his behalf.

“This case is particularly regarding as a result of its victims are low-income individuals and immigrants who’re much less prone to report crimes on account of concern,” Los Angeles County District Lawyer George Gascón stated in a press release.

Prosecutors allege that between 2013 and 2018, Moawad molested girls starting from 27 to 73 years outdated.

Moawad was sued in 2019 by a lady who alleged that whereas beneath anesthesia in 2017, Moawad molested her and that she reported the allegations to police, the Los Angeles Instances reported.

The swimsuit alleged that Moawad repeatedly fondled her, in a single case holding her down till she managed to expire of the room. The swimsuit additionally stated the assaults resulted in December 2018 when a dental assistant shot a video of 1 assault, the Instances stated.

Need assistance? Go to RAINN’s Nationwide Sexual Assault On-line Hotline or the Nationwide Sexual Violence Useful resource Middle’s web site.

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