Roseville Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault

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ROSEVILLE -- A Roseville physician was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient.

The woman reported the assault in August, according to Roseville Police, saying Dr. Narinder Singh Parhar had "inappropriately" touched her during an office visit.

Police said the alleged touching was in "areas not related to the patient's medical issue."

Dee Dee Gunther with the Roseville Police Department said a situation like this is very unusual in Roseville.

Parhar was arrested at his office Wednesday and was booked into Placer County Jail on charges of sexual battery, sexual penetration and elder abuse. He has since posted bond on $150,000 bail.

Investigators are seeking any possible additional victims.

FOX40 spoke to Holly Gilstrap who worked with Parhar for five years. She says he was a primary physician at Sutter Roseville while she was an oncology nurse. She said she saw him nearly every day and she's in disbelief at the accusations. She says he was always kind to patients and nurses and was respected by all of his colleagues.

Parhar is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 18.

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