Doctor accused of inappropriate conduct arrested on sexual assault warrant

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A doctor accused of inappropriate conduct with five female patients was arrested by Corpus Christi police Wednesday and has been suspended by the Texas Medical Board.

The Corpus Christi Police Department picked up Dr. Jamie Sandoval Wednesday on an outstanding warrant for one count of sexual assault. Police said additional charges will be filed at a later date.

Sandoval's outstanding warrant was for a sexual assault that allegedly took place Feb. 1. An arrest affidavit for that crime, which 3News acquired Friday, document's the victim's report to police.

According to the affidavit, on Feb. 1 victim reported to police that she had gone to see Dr. Sandoval to have him look at a rash on her neck. At that time, she said Dr. Sandoval began "touching her breast and then placed his hand in her 'private area.'"

On Feb. 28, the victim provided a written statement to the Texas Medical Board. According to the affidavit, the statement indicidated that the victim asked why Dr. Sandoval was examining her breast, he had her lay down on a table to check her stomach. He then proceeded to inappropriately touch her. The victim's written statement went on to say that Dr. Sandoval removed the victim's hair from a ponytail "and told her that she looks sexy."

The affidavit says officers received a video statement from the victim on June 5, detailing the same conduct from Dr. Sandoval.

Now, according to the Texas Medical Board, Dr. Sandoval has been accused by a total of five female patients between Feb. 12, 2009 and April 27 of this year.

The Texas Medical Board said a disciplinary panel temporarily suspended Sandoval's medical license without notice after determining that his practice of medicine poses a threat to public welfare. They said he violated sexual boundaries through inappropriate touching, actions and comments.

Corpus Christi police ask that any additional victims that have not reported an incident contact Detective Mary Peña at 361-886-2854.

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