MONTEBELLO (CBS) — A Montebello doctor is out on bail Thursday after a female patient accused him of molesting her during a medical appointment.
KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports now police are asking the public to come forward with any information they may have on Dr. Arturo Vargas.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Vargas, 41, surrendered to investigators after a woman filed a criminal complaint alleging that she was molested when she went to his medical offices located a Kaiser Permanente medical center at 1550 Town Center Drive.READ MORE: 101 Partially Closed This Weekend
He was booked on three charges including sexual exploitation by a physician and battery by fraud.
Vargas has been released after posting $200,000 bail, but he has been removed from any contact with patients at Kaiser.MORE NEWS: Walmart Recalls Room Spray For 'Rare And Dangerous' Bacteria Linked To 2 Deaths
A news conference was set for noon on Thursday where police are expected to ask any potential victims of Dr. Vargas to come forward.