LA doctor arrested on charges he sexually assaulted patients

Dr. Steve Leong, 58, was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted four different women in an examination room at the Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center in South L.A.
Dr. Steve Leong, 58, was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted four different women in an examination room at the Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center in South L.A.

A doctor at a South Los Angeles medical clinic has been arrested on suspicion that he sexually assaulted four of his patients.

Dr. Steve Leong, 58, was accused of taking four different women into an examination room at the Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center, where he forcefully kissed and grabbed them. The assaults occurred between December 2010 and February 2013, and all of the alleged victims were Spanish speakers, according to police.

Leong was arrested at his residence in Arcadia on Friday and has been charged with 15 misdemeanor counts, including false imprisonment, sexual battery, and battery. His bail has been set at $150,000.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has asked anyone with information that could help locate and identify other possible victims to call the Special Victims Bureau at (877)710-5273.

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