Doctor accused of kissing, grabbing women

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles doctor was arrested last week on charges that he led four Spanish-speaking women to an examination room where he sexually assaulted them during separate incidents.Dr. Steve Leong practices out of Claude Hudson Medical Center, 2829 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. He was arrested May 31 at his Arcadia home. Detectives claim Leong took the women into an exam room where he forcefully kissed and grabbed them. The alleged assaults took place between December 2010 and February 2013. Leong faces six misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and five misdemeanor counts of battery. Bail was set at $150,000. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said there may be more victims. Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at (877) 710-5273.

********** Published: June 13, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 09