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Posted on: April 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sexual Misconduct by a Physician



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Sexual Misconduct by a Physician
Station Area:San Diego County
Written Date:April 30, 2020Time:9:00 AM
Incident Date:March 27, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Location:San Diego County
Reporting Officer:Investigator Reinbolz
File Number(s):S201180036


On Monday, April 27, 2020, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received information from the Escondido Police Department an arrest had been made regarding a physician who sexually assaulted a patient in San Diego County.

According to Escondido Police Department;

“On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, a female victim reported to the Escondido Police Department she had been sexually assaulted by her physician, Dr. Leng Thai Ky, a 40-year-old anesthesiologist from Poway, while she was unconscious.

EPD detectives investigated the case throughout the weekend, gathering further evidence of the assault, and developed probable cause to arrest Ky. On Monday morning, March 30th, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Ky was taken into custody. Leng Thai Ky was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the evening of March 30th, 2020 for the following charges:

287(i) PC – Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with a drugged victim

287(f) PC – Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with an unconscious victim

289(D) PC – Sexual penetration with an unconscious victim

289(E) PC – Sexual penetration, victim unable to resist due to anesthetic substance

243.4(A) PC – Sexual Battery

245(A)(4) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon

222 PC – Giving drugs to Aid in a felony”

Dr. Leng Ky has been a doctor for over 8-years and has associations with mostly San Diego County clinics and hospitals. However, he has been associated to the Desert Clinic Pain Institute on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage and the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Reinbolz at (760) 836-1634 or Escondido Police Department Detective Ruiz at (760) 839-4790. If anyone with information would like to remain anonymous, please call the Coachella Valley Crimes Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

Leng Ky

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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