Egg Harbor Township Doctor Facing Additional Sexual Contact Charges
Back in December of last year, Egg Harbor Township police charged a doctor with three counts of criminal sexual contact. As that investigation continues, the doctor is now facing additional charges and turned himself into police yesterday.
Egg Harbor Township Police served an arrest warrant for Dr. Syed A. Jaffery at his office, Premier Neurology on English Creek Avenue, last December. At the time, Dr. Jaffery was charged on a complaint warrant with three counts of criminal sexual contact. Each count involves a separate victim. A three month investigation identified more than three patients alleging victimization by Dr. Jaffery during medical examinations in his office.
Yesterday, after a further investigation, additional warrants were issued against Dr. Jaffery. He was charged with one count of sexual assault, 20 counts of sexual contact, 13 counts of harassment by offensive touching, and 3 counts of lewdness. Bail on these charges was set at $100,000 by Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson. Dr. Jaffery turned himself in on these charges; he posted bail/bond and was released pending court.
According to police, the investigation, to this point, had 40 potential victims call and speak with a detective, 28 victims came to the station and gave statements, 22 victims had chargeable offenses, and 6 victim’s offenses occurred beyond the statute of limitations for the offenses. This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call EHT police at (609) 926-4129.