Bergenfield primary care physician Raja Jagtiani (54) was arrested August 25, 2015 on charges of Criminal Sexual Contact, Simple Assault and Harassment by Offensive Touching following an investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Announcing the arrest, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said on July 25, 2015 an employee of Jagtiani’s practice complained to the Bergenfield Police Department that she was touched on her breast and bit on the facial cheek while she was working with Jagtiani on that date.
Following an investigation, the police identified and interviewed additional victims of sexual contact and harassment. These victims, totaling four in number at this time, include current and former employees as well as one patient.
In all, Jagtiani has been charged with five counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, three counts of Harassment by Offensive Touching and one count of Simple Assault.
Jagtiani was released on bail of $20,000 and ordered to surrender his passport and not to have any contact with the alleged victims.
Jagtiani’s arraignment occured on September 2, 2015.
Jagtiani must be considered innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.