Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient - NECN

Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

Dr. Manoj Saxena, 44, has been charged with sexually assaulting an 18 year old woman seeking treatment at the Concentra Urgent Care in Norwich. (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)

An urgent care doctor in Norwich is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old patient while treating her in March.

Dr. Manoj K. Saxena, 44, of Mansfield, was working at Concentra Urgent Care in Norwich when he assaulted the young woman March 30, according to Norwich police.

It's not clear what kind of injury the victim had suffered, but visitors to the urgent care center told NBC Connecticut that many local businesses refer their employees to the facility for drug testing and work-related injuries.

A company spokesperson declined to Saxena's employment status at the urgent care center but said Concentra takes allegations of inappropriate behavior very seriously.

"We will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities, but cannot comment on any pending matter," Concentra representative Ross McLerran said in a statement Thursday.

Saxena turned himself in at Norwich police headquarters Thursday and has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault.

According to the Department of Public Health, Saxena has been licensed in Connecticut since June of last year.

He posted $100,000 court-set bond and is due in court May 28.

No one answered the door at Saxena's home Thursday.
 

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