Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dentist Arrested for Alleged Misconduct in Office

A San Juan Capistrano dentist is under arrest for allegedly molesting female patients.

According to authorities, Ghassan Mehtar was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual battery. Mehtar, who has an office at 32281 Camino Capistrano, was in jail on $25,000 bail.

Authorities report that a 26-year-old female patient alleged that Mehtar inappropriately touched her and also pulled up part of her clothing so he could see her breasts as she was seated in a dentist chair. She was not under anesthesia at the time of the alleged incident.

Other female patients, mostly Latinas who knew very little English, had reportedly complained to office staff about Mehtar's actions but had not gone to authorities.

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