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Doctor arrested for sexual assault

A Poway doctor has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman patient while she was unconscious on Saturday.

On Saturday, March 28 a woman reported to the Escondido Police Department she had been sexually assaulted by her physician, Dr. Leng Thai Ky, a 40 year old anesthesiologist from Poway, while she was unconscious.  

EPD detectives investigated the case throughout the weekend, gathering further evidence of the assault, and developed probable cause to arrest Ky.  On Monday morning, March 30, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Ky was taken into custody.  The investigation is ongoing.

Ky has been a doctor for over eight years.  Ky has associations with Palomar Hospital, North County Pain Institute, Sharp Community Medical Group, Graybill Medical Group, and the Desert Pain Clinic in Rancho Mirage.

Police spokesman Lt. Chris Lick said the EPD believes there are additional, unidentified victims.  Anyone with additional information or believes they are a victim is asked to call Det. Therese Ruiz at 760-839-4790.

Leng Thai Ky was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on Monday evening for the following charges:

287(i) PC – Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with a drugged victim

287(f) PC – Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with an unconscious victim

289(D) PC – Sexual penetration with an unconscious victim

289(E) PC – Sexual penetration, victim unable to resist due to anesthetic substance

243.4(A) PC – Sexual Battery

245(A)(4) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon

222 PC – Giving drugs to Aid in a felony

The Escondido Police said they believe there are additional, unidentified victims.  Anyone with additional information or believes they are a victim is asked to call Det. Therese Ruiz at 760-839-4790.

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