FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A Frederick pediatrician who now has 11 claims of sexual assault against him has been granted permission by a judge to practice medicine- but he must be supervised at all times.
This comes after he was indicted for allegedly raping an 18-year-old patient during an examination.
Dr. Ernesto Torres, 68, was seen in court for his bail hearing Wednesday where a judge granted him bail at $100,000.
Frederick State’s Attorney’s Office said Torres was issued to serve home detention- but may leave the house to see patients, but he must be accompanied.
The judge said he is not permitted to have any unsupervised contact with any patients, including minors.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said that prosecutors had requested he be held without bond.
“We believe based on the allegations that Dr. Torres poses a significant threat to the public, which is why we requested he be held without bond. To date, we have had 11 additional potential victims come forward. We will review each one independently of the other to determine whether they are sufficient to charge. We again encourage anyone with information regarding the case to contact authorities immediately.” Smith said.
Torres officially posted bond late Wednesday night. He is now being monitored under the Sheriff’s Office home detention program.
This story is developing.