Doctor hooked patients on drugs, sexually abused them

Doctor hooked patients on drugs, sexually abused them
Published: 2015 February 11 20:10:38 (9353 Views)
A doctor from Hampden Township, Pennsylvania, US, is accused of getting a dozen female patients addicted to painkillers before sexually assaulting them.

71-year-old Jay J. Cho was arrested on a slew of charges including rape and aggravated indecent assault.

Police say he unnecessarily doled out strong narcotics such as Oxycodone to the women for as many as five years out of his Cumberland and Franklin County offices.

His efforts caused the women to become addicted and then baited with refilled prescriptions, police said.

"The vast majority of the patients were afraid that he would not see them as patients anymore if they rejected his sexual advances," Upper Allen Township said in a release.

"The manner in which Cho interacted with these patients was clearly outside the normal doctor and patient relationship."

Upper Allen Township Police Chief James Adams, in his own statement, further slammed the doctor for him "creating addicts and/or taking advantage of people with addictions for his own personal and perverted desires."



That sentiment was echoed by Hampden Township Police Chief Steven R. Junkin.

"A doctor who peddles drugs to addicts and then uses the control of the drugs to profit and further victimize the patient, transitions from practitioner to predator," he said.

"There is no room in society for these predators and today, with endless hours, exhausting interviews, old fashioned hard work and interagency cooperation, we've hopefully removed this predator's ability to ruin more lives."

In 2010 a patient filed a police report claiming sexual assault by Cho but never followed through with the complaint, police said.

It wasn't until May of 2014 that an investigation into Cho was re-launched after another female patient accused him of sexual assault.

Cho turned himself in to police Tuesday following the issue of a warrant for his arrest for charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault, drug delivery by a practitioner, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault, possession of a controlled substance and harassment.

He's being held on $375,000 bail.



Source - NYDN

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