An Oklahoma City doctor is accused of sexual battery for reportedly acting inappropriately with one of his patients.
Dr. Kersi Bharucha, 59, bonded out of the Oklahoma County Jail Friday Morning.
A spokesman for the Oklahoma Medical Board stated Dr. Bharucha has never been brought before them, and has been practicing medicine on the OU medical campus for the past 20 years.
It was October 12, 1995, that Dr. Kersi Bharucha began his medical career on the University of Oklahoma Medical campus.
He is a neurologist and has worked for OU Physicians and offices out of a building near 10th and Phillips. He was at his office seeing patients on Thursday, when Oklahoma City Police arrived and took him into custody. This, after a woman came forward and reported something happened to her during a prior scheduled appointment.
“During the visit at some point she was somehow sexually assaulted by him,” said Msgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Knight said the assault reportedly took place back in October of last year, but the woman did not report it immediately.
OU Physicians confirmed that on February 23, 2016, the woman contacted the OU Health Sciences Center Police Department by phone to complain about the incident. A week later, she met with them and signed a written statement.
The Oklahoma City Police Department was contacted. And it was just within the past 10 days that Oklahoma City Investigators developed the evidence they needed to make an arrest.
“Whenever we have a case like this we always want to know if this is a one-time event or if he's been engaging in a pattern of behavior,” said Knight.
OU Physicians responded with a statement stating they are cooperating with law enforcement and have put Dr. Bharucha on administrative leave.
Dr. Bharucha has hired a private attorney. He is currently out of jail on a $5,000 bond and is yet to be formally charged.
If you have information that could help police with their investigation, contact OKC Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.