A North Carolina doctor sexually assaulted at least 31 people, authorities say.
Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan turned himself into police on Thursday after he was charged with 16 counts of sexual battery and 16 counts of sex offense.
The Charlotte doctor had been busted in late January for the sexual assault of two patients.
According to the initial arrest warrants obtained by WBTV, Dr. Edosomwan exposed his private parts during the examinations of the victims. He also “lifted the (second) victim’s shirt and bra and then rubbed her breast during a medical exam without the victim’s consent,” according to the warrants.
The victims were not sedated during the alleged assaults, the station reported.
Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan is accused of sexually assaulting at least 31 people.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified 31 total victims and say eight additional cases have been identified as being outside the statute of limitations.
The North Carolina Medical Board ordered Dr. Edosomwan to stop practicing medicine in early February following the initial charges, according to WBTV.
Dr. Edosomwan, an internist, “vehemently denies” all the allegations, the station reported.
According to the station, he had previously obtained medical licenses in South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Nigeria.
Dr. Edosomwan practiced medicine at the AmeriCare Health Family Medical Center, the station reported.
Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan worked at AmeriCare Health Family Medical Center.
“He’s a good guy,” a patient who identified herself only as “Victoria” told WBTV. “Never had any problems with him. Never. Never.”