BENTON, Mo. - Sikeston physician, 45 year-old Rajesh Malhotra has been charged with deviate sexual assault, and three counts of first degree sexual misconduct.
The Scott County sheriff says investigators began working on the case last week after being contacted by a female patient of Dr. Malhotra.
The patient reported Malhotra touched her in an inappropriate manner and sent her sexually related text messages. A second victim came forward this week also reporting that Dr. Malhotra touched her in a sexual manner and made sexually related suggestions to her during the examination.
Scott County investigators have also located a dozen additional victims. Investigators are in the process of meeting with the additional victims as the investigation continues. Additional criminal charges could be filed against Malhotra.