LA PALMA, Calif. (KABC) -- Thirty-eight-year-old Doctor David Hung Do
is facing charges that he sexually assaulted three women in separate
The alleged victims, who did not know each other, contacted police
about what happened. One of the alleged assaults took place at Kaiser
Permanente Hospital in La Palma.
Officials say that Do worked at Kaiser Permanente hospitals part-time,
and the alleged attacks happened while he was pretending to do a
routine medical examination.
The alleged victims were patients who were placed in his care, women
who went to Kaiser Permanente hospitals and urgent care facilities in
Anaheim Hills and La Palma.
"In one case we had a woman that had been in an accident. She went to
there to get checked out by the doctor and he ended up touching her
inappropriately in her private areas, in areas not even close to where
she was there complaining of pain," said Anaheim Police Dept. Sgt. Rick
Police say the 38-year-old general practitioner allegedly touched the
women's private areas under their clothing, pretending to be doing
routine medical exams.
"It's actually very scary. It's very interesting because like I was
saying I've gone there before. So you just never know about people,"
said Orange County resident Shawna Bernardo
Police said the alleged victims were between 28 and 46 years old.
Police allege the crimes took place over a year, ending in June. Two
women came forward and complained to Kaiser Permanente staff. Anaheim
police then started investigating and learned of a third alleged victim.
"You would think you could trust a doctor, but I guess you can't always," Bernardo said.
The Garden Grove resident was arrested Friday, and is out of custody on
$100,000 bail. Do faces up to six years in prison if convicted.
In a statement, Kaiser Permanente said: "Dr. Do was a part-time
physician. We acted quickly to suspend him from patient contact after a
complaint was being brought forward. He was then terminated."
Police are concerned there are other potential victims. The accused
doctor, according to authorities, also worked at hospitals in Los
If you have information, call the Anaheim Police Department at (714) 765-1929.