• Patients come forward after doctor charged with sex assault

    By: Mark Becker


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police sources said they have heard from several patients of a Charlotte doctor since they went public with his arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted two of his female patients.

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released details of the arrest of Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan on Tuesday, and sources said they have heard from several possible victims since.

    Two women also contacted WSOC-TV, saying they had been patients of Edosomwan and that he had inappropriately touched them during examinations.

    “I feel so bad that I didn't say anything to anyone,” said one of the patients.

    But she said the exam he performed at a clinic on Beatties Ford Road in 2011 went too far.

    “I just had thought he was being thorough when he checked the groin area, but the way he massaged me ... ” she said.
    She said he also went too far in an exam several months later at a clinic on West Sugar Creek Road.

    “I've never had a breast exam like that,” she said.

    Police said they went public with the allegations because they believed more victims might come forward.

    As of late Wednesday, no new charges were filed in the investigation.

    But supporters of Edosomwan were coming to his defense, as well.

    “He has never acted inappropriately or given me cause for mistrust,” wrote someone who claimed to be a co-worker in an email.

    Edosomwan was never given the opportunity to tell his side of the story to detectives, Edosomwan’s attorney said in a statement Wedensday.

    He “vehemently denies any and all allegations and eagerly awaits his day in court,” the attorney said.

    This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with further information concerning this incident is asked to call the Crime Stopper’s tip line at 704-334-1600, or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com

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