GYNECOLOGIST TO BE ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TEEN IN HER HOME DURING PRETEND HOUSECALL
NEWPORT BEACH – The Orange County District Attorney charged a gynecologist with recently sexually assaulting a teenager. He is also charged with molesting her when she was younger. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail, but there is a bail hearing pending. Lee is scheduled to be in court at 1:30 p.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
Medical doctor Anthony Lee, 61, of Villa Park, was charged for acts occurring on March 15, 2006: sexual battery by fraud, sexual penetration by means of fraudulent representation, and residential burglary for entering the home with the intent to commit a felony inside. Lee was also charged with two counts of lewd acts upon a child. He was arrested on the warrant yesterday. If convicted on all counts, he is facing a maximum of 12 years and 8 months in state prison.
Jane Doe, 16, was acquainted with the defendant through his gynecology office located at 1110 West La Palma, Anaheim. On at least two occasions during 2001 to 2004, Lee is accused of committing various lewd acts on Jane Doe to sexually gratify himself. Jane Doe was then between the ages of eleven and thirteen.
On March 15, 2006, Lee is accused of going to the house under the guise of giving her medical advice and aid. Inside Jane Doe’s home, defendant is accused of pretending to give her a medical examination by fraudulently representing that the touching served a professional service. He is accused of touching her breasts with his hands and mouth, sexually penetrating her, and thrusting his groin towards her.
Irvine Police is investigating this case. Anyone who has been victimized by this defendant should contact Detective Amy Quiroz at 949-724-7183. Senior Deputy District Attorney Beth Costello of the Sexual Assaults Unit is prosecuting the case.