FARMINGTON, Mich. (WJBK) - A doctor in downtown Farmington has been charged with assault and battery after authorities say he had inappropriate and unwanted contact with a female patient.
An 18-year-old reported this summer that Dr. Eliezer Monge inappropriately touched her and kissed her during a medical exam.
The woman stated that Dr. Monge met her in the exam room and had her lay on her back on the examination table, at which time she says he began to touch her in such a way that made her feel very uncomfortable. The victim and Dr. Monge were the only people in the exam room.
Dr. Monge then allegedly reached out his hand to assist the woman to a sitting position at which time she reported that he leaned in and attempted to kiss her on the lips. The victim immediately turned her head sideways to avoid the kiss at which time she stated that Dr. Monge kissed her on the side of her neck with an open mouth. The victim stated that she became panicked and immediately left the office without checking out.
Dr. Monge denied the claims to investigators.
A DNA sample from the victim's neck was obtained to be compared with a known DNA sample from Dr. Monge. The samples were sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab who confirmed that the DNA recovered from the victim's neck matched that of Dr. Monge.
Dr. Monge has received a $2,500 personal bond. He's due back in court in January.