FARMINGTON (WWJ) – A Farmington doctor has been charged with inappropriately touching a young female patient.
Farmington Police say the victim is an 18-year-old Farmington resident who says that during a medical exam Dr. Eliezer Monge touched and kissed her against her will.
The alleged victim said she and Monge were the only people in the exam room when he attempted to kiss her on the lips as she sat on an examination table. She turned her head, the woman said, and he kissed her on the neck with an open mouth.
That’s when she says she became panicked and immediately left the office without checking out.
Investigators say Monge, when questioned, denied the victim’s claims — but a DNA sample from her neck matched that of the doctor.
An arrested warrant was issued by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office and Monge was arraigned Dec. 2 on a misunderstand assault and batter charge.
He was released ion a $2,500 personal bond and was ordered no contact with the victim.
“The actions of Dr. Monge in this case are reprehensible. The victim came to him for help, and sadly he took advantage of her in a manner that is both criminal and immoral,” said Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers.
Demers told WWJ’s Zahra Huber they’re looking for tips as an investigation continues.
“The brazenness of the doctor’s actions here certainly could potentially lend to the fact that maybe there’s other victims out there who were just as scared of our victim, but were afraid to come forward to report it,” Demers said.
“And we certainly want to get the message out there that if there are any other victims out there who may have been inappropriately touched by Dr. Monge we certainly want to know it and investigate those cases.”
Monge faces up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine if convicted. He will be back in court for a pretrial hearing next month.
Monge did not respond to a call by WWJ for comment,