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Doctor Faces Judge on Sex Assault Charges



    Doctor Faces Judge on Sex Assault Charges
    Norwich Police
    Dr. Manoj K. Saxena has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage patient.

    An urgent care doctor in Norwich was arraigned Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old patient.

    Saxena was arrested earlier this month after a female patient accused him of assaulting her during an office visit.

    The victim saw Saxena at Concentra Urgent Care in Norwich on March 30 after suffering a bite wound on her arm from a student she was working with, according to a police application for an arrest warrant.

    The 18-year-old woman told police she was given a tetanus shot and a nurse took her vitals, but then she was left in the exam room alone with Dr. Saxena. At that point, the doctor asked her if she ever had a breast exam done or pap smear done on her, to which she replied "no," according to the warrant application.

    The woman told police Saxena told her he could perform those exams, and told her to pull up her shirt and bra and proceeded to give her a breast exam, according to the warrant application. He then told her to remove her pants and underwear and gave the teen an internal pelvic exam using his fingers, the woman told police.

    The nurse was not present during either exam, according to the arrest warrant application.

    After Saxena finished the exams, the woman said he hugged her and kissed her on the forehead.

    Saxena told her to make a follow-up appointment, but the woman told police she left without making any new appointments.

    The woman told her mother and a dance teacher about the breast and pelvic exams and then contacted police the next day.

    Saxena's case was transferred to New London Superior court, where his attorney said he plans to plead not guilty on June 16.