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Sexual assault allegation hearing postponed for White Oak doctor

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Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 2:51 a.m.
 

A White Oak-based physician accused of sexually assaulting his patients will have to wait for his day in court.

Raja Chakrapani's preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Thomas Miller was postponed on Monday afternoon to Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the defense's request.

Chakrapani, 59, of Fox Chapel is charged with four counts of indecent assault and two counts of harassment.

A woman came to the White Oak police station on July 11 and reported Chakrapani sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, and another woman went to police on July 18 with a similar complaint, according to court documents filed by Allegheny County police.

The first woman told investigators about several incidents including when Chakrapani allegedly grabbed her face and attempted to kiss her while she was sitting on the exam table, and inappropriately rubbed his body against her on a separate occasion.

The second woman told investigators Chakrapani massaged her breasts without consent, and rubbed his privates on her leg for several minutes without consent during another exam.

Chakrapani's other offices are in West Mifflin, Turtle Creek, Swissvale and at UPMC Mercy.

Allegheny County and White Oak police said at least one additional complaint is being considered.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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