A New Jersey doctor who was previously accused of inappropriately touching three employees and a patient has been hit with more allegations of sexual misconduct, PEOPLE confirms.
Dr. Raja Jagtiani, 54, was arrested in late August and charged with five counts of criminal sexual contact, one count of simple assault and three counts of harassment by offensive touching for allegedly assaulting the four women.
Since then, three additional patients have come forward claiming they were victims of Jagtiani, prompting a new wave of charges, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a news release Wednesday.
The new charges include four counts of criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment by offensive touching. Jagtiani, who is married, posted $50,000 bail on Wednesday and has since been released.
A woman who claims she was assaulted by the doctor told NorthJersey.com of the alleged assault earlier this month. Maria Zito, 38, said she went to visit Jagtiani in January for neck pain. She had seen him multiple times over the previous decade, but during that visit he allegedly removed her bra and groped her for about 40 seconds before she yelled for help.
Zito says Jagtiani then backed away while she got dressed and ran out of the office. She reported him to police later that day.
“If he did this to me, what is he capable of?” she said.
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