|For Immediate Release
Case # 06HF0555
July 11, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
GYNECOLOGIST CONVICTED OF MOLESTING TEEN GIRL IN HER BEDROOM UNDER GUISE OF PERFORMING MEDICAL EXAM
SANTA ANA – A gynecologist was convicted today of sexually assaulting a teen girl under the guise of performing a routine medical exam. Anthony Lee, 64, Villa Park, pleaded guilty to felonies for sexual battery by fraud, first degree residential burglary for entering the victim’s home with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and lewd acts on a child. He was sentenced to three years in state prison, will have to register as a sex offender, and will lose his medical license.
Lee, a married doctor, had a gynecology office at 1110 W. La Palma in Anaheim and knew Jane Doe because he was friends with her family. Between Jan. 1, 2004 and March 15, 2006, Lee molested Jane Doe by kissing her while the two were alone and he was teaching her to drive.
On March 15, 2006, Lee went to then 16-year-old Jane Doe’s home under the pretense of giving Jane Doe medical advice and birth control. While the victim’s mother was downstairs, Lee went upstairs into Jane Doe’s room. He told the victim that he needed to perform a medical examination before he could give her the birth control. The defendant did not have any gloves or medical equipment with him and claimed he needed to digitally penetrate the victim to check for infections. Lee then sexually assaulted Jane Doe by kissing and touching her breasts, digitally penetrating her, and moving her into sexual positions. He told the victim he was showing her techniques to teach her what men enjoyed during sex.
Jane Doe reported the sexual assault and revealed that on one occasion when she was 10 or 11 years old the defendant orally copulated her. Two additional women came forward and reported that Lee had sexually assaulted them in his office while they were visiting him for a medical exam, but Lee could not be prosecuted for those victims because the statute of limitations had run.
Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.