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Doctor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Patients In the Exam Room

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A doctor in Loma Linda has been charged with sexually assaulting two of his patients during exams — and detectives believe there may be more victims.The charges started with one complaint against the doctor named as Ramon Fawzi Fakhoury, 35, of Norco, reports The San Bernardino Sun. A 32-year-old woman claims that she was sexually assaulted in July during a medical exam, when she went into the urgent care center at Loma Linda University Medical Center complaining of chest pain.

When the detectives began investigating her claim, they found out that a 68-year-old woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the same doctor around the same time.

The San Bernardino County DA's office filed the charges against the doctor yesterday, which include forcible acts of sexual penetration, sexual battery, assault with the intent to commit felony and crimes against an elderly adult.

Fakhoury turned himself in yesterday, and his bail was set at $1 million. Detectives think there might be other victims and urge anyone with information to call Detective Mark Hubbard or Detective Ken Green at (909) 387-3545.