Trial Begins for Doctor Accused of Sex Assault

Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:31 AM EDT
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Trial Begins for Doctor Accused of Sex Assault

Dr. Edwin Njoku will be in court today.

A former East Hartford doctor charged with sexually assaulting some of his female patients is on trial on allegations involving one of the alleged victims.

The first trial of Edwin Njoku is scheduled is begining on Monday in Hartford Superior Court. He has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted five patients.

An alternate juror was dismissed on Monday because of a conflict.

The case going on trial on Monday involves the most serious allegation against Njoku -- that he forcibly raped a female patient at his East Hartford office in October 2011. The woman also alleges Njoku touched her inappropriately on another occasion.

The other four patients allege Njoku touched them inappropriately during medical exams and charges remain pending in those cases.

The allegations led the state Medical Examining Board to revoke Njoku's license to practice medicine last year.

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