UPDATE: ER Doctor Indicted

Samuel Perler-Tomboly / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Samuel Perler-Tomboly / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office


Update: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26:

The doctor accused of raping an emergency room patient has been indicted.

Dr. Samuel Perler-Tomboly was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on one count of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition.


An emergency room doctor was in court Thursday morning on allegations that he raped a patient at Anderson Mercy Hospital.

Bond for Dr. Samuel E. Perler-Tomboly was set for $50,000. He was also ordered to stay away from the victim and her family, and he had to surrender his passport.

According to court documents, Dr. Perler-Tomboly did "engage in sexual contact with the victim while her ability to resist was substantially impaired because of a physical condition." The documents also state that the doctor knew or had reasonable cause to believe the victim was impaired and that he did confess to the crime. The woman was impaired by drugs that he prescribed her.

Dr. Perler-Tomboly is charged with one count of rape. The incident occurred earlier this month.

He is also suspended from Mercy Hospital and all other Mercy locations in the Tri-State. According to the Mercy Health Partners Web site, Dr. Perler-Tomboly has been affiliated with Anderson Mercy Hospital and Clermont Mercy Hospital, and he graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and did his residency at the University of Arizona.

Tomboly had been working at Mercy since 2003, through Qualified Emergency Specialists, a company that Mercy contracts with.

Robert Hiltz, a spokesman with Mercy Hospital, says no other complaints have ever been filed against Tomboly.

"An accusation like this certainly goes counter to all of our core values," said Hiltz.

Tomboly bonded out of jail Thursday afternoon, but the court ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring device that will go off if he goes anywhere near the victim.