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Doctor arrested for sexual assault

On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, a female victim 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 30th, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Ky was taken into custody.

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.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by the suspect is asked to call Detective Therese Ruiz at 760-839-4790.

The investigation is ongoing.

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