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Doctor arrested for sexual assault during procedure

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 16:09:14-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers gastroenterologist has been charged with sexual assault on a patient during a procedure.

Dr. Asif Choudhury was arrested Friday morning by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office.

According to the sheriff's office, a nurse noticed the sexual assault in the middle of a procedure and contacted supervisors.

He is currently in the Lee County Jail on no bond.

Choudhury is a gastroenterologist specialist who works with several local hospitals, including Lee Memorial Hospital and Lehigh Regional Medical Center.

Fox 4 is working to find more details on this case.