For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
FORMER KAISER DOCTOR FACES TRIAL FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE FEMALE PATIENTS UNDER PRETENSE OF PERFORMING ROUTINE EXAMS
SANTA ANA – A former doctor faces trial today for sexually assaulting three female patients by touching their breasts and vaginas under the guise of performing routine medical exams. David Hung Do, 42, Riverside, is charged with three felony counts of sexual battery by fraud and faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted. Opening statements began this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Do was a general practitioner at Kaiser Permanente.
Between July 2007 and June 2008, Do is accused of sexually assaulting three women, ages 21 to 31 years old, at Kaiser hospitals and urgent care facilities. He is accused of abusing his position of trust by sexually assaulting the victims under the false pretense of performing routine medical exams. Do is accused of touching the victims’ breasts and vaginas under their clothing. The sexual touching was unnecessary and unrelated to the medical treatment needed by the women.
Two victims, who did not know each other, complained about the sexual assault to Kaiser and the Anaheim Police Department (APD). APD identified the third victim in the course of their investigation.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.