LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles doctor faced allegations Wednesday he sexually assaulted four female patients at his office.
Steven Leong, 58, was arrested by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Special Victims Bureau on May 31 at his residence in Arcadia, authorities said.
KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports Leong allegedly sexually assaulted the female patients at the Claude Hudson Medical Center at 2829 South Grand Avenue between the dates of December 2010 to February 2013.
The women, who are Spanish speaking, reported that Leong – an internal medical specialist at Claude Hudson – allegedly 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 LASD.
Leong was booked at the Temple Sheriff’s Station and charged with six misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and 5 misdemeanor counts of battery.
Leong has pleaded not guilty, with a pretrial hearing set July 8 at the East Los Angeles courthouse. He is free on $150,000 bail.
Sheriff’s investigators are 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 via the Department’s website.