Haverstraw dentist facing molestation charges

Dr. Girish Desai is accused of sexually molesting some of his patients at his practice located on New Main Street.

Dr. Girish Desai is accused of sexually molesting some of his patients at his practice located on New Main Street. (1/12/16)

HAVERSTRAW - A dentist in Haverstraw was arrested following accusations of fondling his patients.

Dr. Girish Desai is accused of sexually molesting some of his patients at his practice located on New Main Street.

Police say the investigation into Desai began last fall. The dentist allegedly touched at least two women sexually while they were in dentist chairs at his office.

"They were actually shocked that he would behave in such a manner," says Detective Sgt. George Lutz, of the Haverstraw Police Department.

Investigators say they suspect there may be additional victims.

Desai entered a not guilty plea and was released on $10,000 bail. He is due back in court on Jan. 13.

Haverstraw police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 845-354-1500.

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Haverstraw Police

Phone number : (845) 354-1500

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