Doctor charged with felony because of alleged sexual relationship with patient at a hospital in Claremont
Arrest followed a four-month-long investigation
CLAREMONT - A doctor whose license to practice medicine was suspended back in the fall because of an allegation of improper conduct with a patient is now facing a felony criminal charge as a result of a follow-up investigation by police.
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase and Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway announced on Monday that Dr. Eric L. Knight, M.D., 50, of Derry, New Hampshire turned himself in voluntarily on Friday at the Claremont Police Department where he was processed for one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault before he was released with a citation ordering him to appear and formally answer the charge on February 12th at the courthouse in Claremont.
Police said the New Hampshire Board of Medicine issued an Order of Suspension to Dr. Knight back in September alleging that he had "engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with a patient while practicing medicine at Valley Regional Hospital."
The press release from Chief Chase noted the cooperation police had received from officials at Valley Regional Hospital and the New Hampshire Board of Medicine during the course of their investigation which the chief noted "remains ongoing at this time," adding that "further charges are anticipated."
Police encouraged anyone with information about the investigation to contact Claremont Police Detective Captain Stephen A. Lee at (603) 542-7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Eric Knight, 50, of Derry has been charged with one felony alleging improper sexual conduct with a patient and Claremont's police chief says additional charges are still likely.
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