OC Anesthesiologist Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patients

via LA Times

An anesthesiologist practicing in Orange County was arrested this week after two co-workers came forward with claims that they witnessed him fondling patients during or prior to surgery.

Yashwant Balgiri Giri, 58, who worked at Placentia-Linda Hospital, is charged with molesting a 16-year-old girl while a nurse was preparing surgery tools and had her back turned, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

The nurse saw the incident and reported it to hospital officials. Giri was also allegedly caught fondling a 36-year-old woman during surgery.

The alleged assaults occurred in 2009 and in March. [Source]

Authorities suspect that there are more victims and are asking those with information call Supervising Investigator Lour Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.