FREDERICK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A pediatrician in Frederick, Maryland was arrested and charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female patient during an examination.
Police say 68-year-old Ernesto Torres faces second degree rape, second degree assault, and fourth degree sex offense charges. He was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.
"We understand that this is an emotional incident that not only affects the victim in this case but also patients and families entrusted to his care," the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a released statement Tuesday. "Both the States Attorney’s Office and the Frederick Police Department would like to commend the victim for coming forward in this case."
Officials say there is no information to indicate that there are additional victims at this time.