More Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Dentist

November 21, 2016
Joe Hannan

A Worcester, MA dentist faces sexual assault charges from another female patient, who accuses him of groping her during an exam.

Already faced with several sexual assault charges, a Worcester, MA dentist is once again accused of sexual assault and battery by another female patient.

The news was reported Friday by the Telegram. According to that report, Nikhilkumar “Nikhil” M. Patel, DMD, has been charged with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older, stemming from an incident that occurred in Oct. 2009.

Related: 2 Dentists Accused in Separate Sexual Assaults of Patients

The Telegram reports that a court statement accuses Dr. Patel of grabbing and pinching a female patient’s breast during an exam. He will be arraigned on Dec. 14.

The Telegram reports that this is not Dr. Patel’s first run-in with the law. In August, he was arrested on the same day he allegedly touched a woman’s breast during a dental procedure. Accusations from two other female patients surfaced in September, according to the Telegram. Those assaults were spread out over dates in 2013, 2015, and 2016. He has pleaded not guilty to 5 counts of indecent exposure.

The accusations against Dr. Patel are similar to those against Aziz Khan, DDS, a Suffolk County, NY dentist who has been charged with groping a female patient during an exam. That alleged incident happened in September. According to a statement from the Suffolk County Police Department, the alleged assault only stopped when the patient confronted Dr. Khan.