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Sikeston doctor charged with sexual misconduct

Saturday, March 23, 2013 ~ Updated 12:42 PM

BENTON - A Sikeston physician is in custody on sexually related charges.

Rajesh Malhotra, 45, is charged with deviate sexual assault and three counts of first degree sexual misconduct.

Investigators began working on the case last week after being contacted by a female patient of Malhotra, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Saturday in a news release.

Law enforcement officials said the investigation has expanded as investigators have contacted additional patients of the doctor.

For more on the story see Monday's Standard Democrat.