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KAISER PERMANENTE PHYSICIANS CONVICTED AND/OR UNDER INVESTIGATION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, PERVERSION, ETC.
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Doctor suspected of molesting patient
Posted: 01/05/2012 02:19:55 AM PST
MONTEBELLO - A doctor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting a female patient at Kaiser Permanente's Montebello Medical Offices.
Arturo Vargas, 41, turned himself in at the Montebello police station where he was booked on suspicion of sexual penetration by a foreign object, battery by fraud and sexual exploitation by a physician, according to Lt. Andy Vuncanon.
Vargas is out on $200,000 bail.
Police said the woman was molested when she went to the medical offices at 1550 Town Center Drive to be examined by her doctor. They didn't say when it occurred.
She reported the incident to police.
The department's special victims unit investigated the case and obtained an arrest warrant.
Montebello police will hold a press conference about the case around noon this Thursday at the station, 1600 West Beverly Blvd.
Investigators are looking for other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Javier Ornelas at 323-887-1262.