New charges were filed Monday against a local doctor accused of touching several women inappropriately during office visits.
Dr. Raja Chakrapani is accused of assaulting at least two patients at one of his several offices in the Pittsburgh area and was arrested on charges related to the accusations in July.
But a court hearing scheduled for Monday was postponed as two more women came forward with similar accusations against the doctor.
“I think it's a shame, and we're going to try to get this matter resolved as quickly as possible and get it up to trial so we can be acquitted and get back to work,” said Patrick Thomassey, Chakrapani's attorney.
Thomassey claims the four women know each other and are conspiring against the doctor because he refused them prescription requests.
According to police, Chakrapani, 59, is accused of touching and rubbing his body parts on the female patients. Investigators said the alleged incidents happened between August 2012 and June 2013.
According to the criminal complaint, one woman told police that Chakrapani tried to kiss her during one of her exams, and rubbed himself on her and grabbed her inappropriately during another.
A second patient also told police that she was touched inappropriately, the complaint said.
Authorities said Chakrapani is facing charges including indecent assault and harassment.
Chakrapani has offices in Turtle Creek, West Mifflin, Swissvale and Mercy Hospital. His medical license has been suspended.
“I maintain vehemently that he didn't do anything other than the standard practice of medicine with these women,” said Thomassey.