Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

2017-11-19 22:51


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Philadelphia - A prominent US neurologist who is already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic is facing a growing number of accusations that he assaulted women at medical facilities in three states. 

At least 17 women in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey have stepped forward to accuse Dr Ricardo Cruciani of sexual misconduct in incidents that go back at least a dozen years.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday on charges that he assaulted seven patients in 2016, while he was chair of Drexel University's neurology department.

Police and prosecutors in New Jersey, meanwhile, are opening a second investigation into the neurologist.

Some of the accusers and their lawyer want to know how closely the 63-year-old doctor was supervised and whether he could have been stopped sooner.

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