Maryland pediatrician charged with rape indicted on 65 more charges, including 9 counts of child sex abuse

Maryland pediatrician charged with rape indicted on 65 more charges, including 9 counts of child sex abuse

A 68-year-old Maryland pediatrician — who has already been charged in the rape of a patient — was arrested Monday and indicted on another 65 charges concerning 11 additional victims.

A Frederick County grand jury on Friday indicted Ernesto Torres on charges including nine counts of sex abuse and 43 counts of sex offense in the third degree, the county’s State’s Attorney’s Office wrote on Facebook. 

 

The charges reportedly involve “inappropriate” conduct with female patients who were as young as 11 years old at the time of the misconduct, Fox News reports.

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A bond review was scheduled for Tuesday.

In April, the Frederick Police Department began investigating allegations that Torres sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman during an exam at his medical practice. He was later charged with rape and arrested on May 7.

Police say they believe there are more victims who have not yet come forward.

The abuse allegedly dates back to as early as the 1980s, according to Fox News. Torres has been a licensed physician since 1979.