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Urgent care doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient

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Dr. Manoj Saxena. (Source: Norwich police photo) Dr. Manoj Saxena. (Source: Norwich police photo)

An urgent care doctor in Norwich is accused of sexually assaulting a patient.

Police said Dr. Manoj Saxena, 44, of Mansfield, was treating an 18-year-old woman for an undisclosed injury at Concentra Urgent Care on Connecticut Avenue on March 30.

During the treatment, police said Saxena sexually assaulted the victim.

"It makes me think twice about what's going on in doctor's offices. It's kind of scary to hear about what's happening," said Schyler Lemaire, of Norwich.

Further details were not released.

"It just kind of worries me that you can't trust anybody that's supposed to be trusted," said Samantha Sholes, of Norwich.

He was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault.

The clinic released a statement that said, "Concentra is committed to serving the health and well-being needs of our patients with the highest integrity and respect. Our primary focus is providing quality and trusted medical care to our patients in a safe and welcoming environment, and we take allegations of inappropriate behavior very seriously. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities, but cannot comment on any pending matter."

"You go into a doctor's office trusting a person with basically your entire life and then to have your trust being taken away from you. That's just crazy," said Sarah Maynard, of Norwich.

Saxena posted a $100,000 court-set bond and is scheduled to appear at Norwich Superior Court in May 28.

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