Charges dismissed for Avon doctor accused of sexual assault - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Charges dismissed for Avon doctor accused of sexual assault

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Charges were dismissed Thursday for a doctor accused of with sexual assault. (WFSB) Charges were dismissed Thursday for a doctor accused of with sexual assault. (WFSB)
AVON, CT (WFSB) -

The State of Connecticut dismissed charges against an Avon doctor who allegedly sexually assaulted patients.

Khosro Pourkavoos faced several charges including nine counts of 2nd and 4th degree sexual assault.

The state said the reason for the dismissal was that they could not prove the crimes beyond a reasonable doubt.

The incidents happened on four different occasions, according to detectives.

Police said last June, a woman reported to police that she was sexually assaulted during visits to Pourkavoos' office on Nod Road in 2013.

Pourkavoos claimed that his interactions with the women were part of a physical exam and that he did not touch them inappropriately.

Detectives for the case did not ask for the opinion of a medical professional at the time of the investigation.

The charges were dropped because a medical professional brought in by the state found that Pourkavoos' alleged interactions with the women and the doctor's testimony followed normal procedures on physical exams.

"The first victim came down she definitely was uncomfortable and felt that she needed to report what had occurred," said Lt. Kelly Walsh of the Avon Police Department.

Investigators have not said what his motives were, but they did say that the advances were unwanted.

"There was no relationship prior to or after," explained Walsh.

The civil case brought against Pourkavoos will still go forward.

The state has not revoked or suspended his license.

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