ER Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sexual Molestation Charges Against Patients

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

(CINCINNATI) -- An emergency room physician charged with raping at least two female patients pled guilty in court on Wednesday.

Samuel Perler-Tomboly, 45, of Anderson Township, struck a plea deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. He was originally charged with rape, but that charge was dropped as part of the deal.

Tromboly has been free on $50,000 cash bond but must wear a monitor to alert authorities if he approaches the woman who accused him of assaulting her at Anderson Mercy Hospital in October.

The woman told police she was under medication Tomboly had prescribed and was impaired when he fondled her. Another woman later came forward and said Tomboly molested her, too. His medical privileges at three area hospitals have been suspended.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 28. staff with information from The Associated Press