Dr. Eliezer Monge is accused of inappropriately touching an 18-year-old patient.
(Farmington Public Safety)
A Detroit doctor has been charged with assault and battery after an 18-year-old patient claimed he touched her inappropriately and tried to kiss her, while alone in the exam room. The alleged sexual assault between Dr. Eliezer Monge and the non-identified patient occurred in July, The Detroit Free Press reported.
“The actions of [Monge] in this case are reprehensible,” Frank Demers, Farmington Public Safety director, told the newspaper. “The victim came to him for help, and unfortunately he took advantage of her in a way that is criminal and immoral.”
The patient accused Monge of instructing her to lie on her back on the treatment table before he began to touch her inappropriately. He allegedly tried to kiss her on the mouth when she sat up, but she turned away and hips mouth landed on her neck, The Detroit Free Press reported.
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The victim reportedly left the office immediately without checking out, and a DNA sample was taken from her neck to see if it matched Monge.
A judge barred Monge contact with the patient and ordered a $2,500 personal bond. He has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Jan. 23.