A doctor at the Kaiser hospital clinic in Gilroy has been booked on four felony counts of sexual assault involving female patients, according to police.
Raul Ixtlahuc, 39, was arrested Wednesday
after an eight-month investigation, said John Sheedy, a Gilroy
Ixtlahuc, who lives in Salinas, is free on a $250,000 bond, Sheedy
said. He apparently has retained an attorney.
Ixtlahuc was not available for comment Thursday.
''The doctor has been placed on
administrative leave until the situation is resolved,'' said Michelle
Brown, Kaiser communications manager.
Kaiser clinic officials were
notified when the investigation of Ixtlahuc began in September, Sheedy
All the victims were penetrated during pelvic examinations, Sheedy
The doctor is scheduled to appear in
court in San Martin May 29 to hear charges against him.