A former emergency room doctor who labored at Cedars Sinai medical middle in Los Angeles has been charged with sexually assaulting 4 girls, 5 months after the NBC4 I-Team first reported the physician had been arrested and LAPD detectives have been investigating quite a few allegations of assaults.
Dr. Anshul M. Gandhi, 34, was initially booked in January after a 31-year-old lady informed police she was assaulted in December, 2019. Gandhi posted bail and employed protection legal professional Michael Kraut, who stated the arrest was baseless and unjust.
He stated Monday there was little proof to again up the case.
“These different people, figuring out he was pretty rich, got here out of the woodwork to accuse him,” Kraut stated. “They’re now saying they have been victims with no corroboration: there’s no forensics, no audio, no video, no texts, nothing to verify their statements.”
The LA County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated Monday it charged Gandhi with a felony rely of sexual battery for the alleged December, 2019 assault, in addition to three further felony sexual battery costs for alleged assaults on three different girls in October, 2016, December, 2016 and July, 2018.
On the time of the incidents, Gandhi was working as a physician on the Cedars Sinai emergency division.
A number of hospital staff, talking on situation of
anonymity, informed NBC4’s I-Workforce that they had reported a number of incidents to hospital
administration and inspired girls who informed associates they’d been assaulted to go to
Cedars Sinai stated in an announcement Gandhi not works with
the hospital however it didn’t say when that association ended.
“He has by no means been a Cedars-Sinai worker, however previously supplied companies as a contract doctor,” based on a hospital spokesperson, who declined to say whether or not or not the hospital had acquired any complaints about his conduct previous to the arrest.
Kraut stated Gandhi resigned voluntarily in early January to keep away from working in a “hostile surroundings,” however stays a licensed doctor.
“We consider that the proof will present that no crime was dedicated and all of the interactions have been consensual,” Kraut stated.
Gandhi was scheduled to make an preliminary courtroom look Monday afternoon in downtown LA.