New lawsuit filed against San Diego County psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting patients

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 19:37:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new lawsuit has been filed against the San Diego County psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting patients.

In the lawsuit, filed June 22, a woman identified as Jane Doe claims she was sexually assaulted by Leon Fajerman, 75, while she was a patient from January through June of 2017. The woman was seeing Fajerman for ADHD and anxiety. 

According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe claims Fajerman would sexually assault her by “pressing his body tightly against hers, fondling her breasts and buttock with his hand, caressing her hair, and forcibly kissing her neck.”

The lawsuit goes on to say that “before handing Jane Doe her prescriptions, Fajerman would position his body in a way to block the exit to his office before going in for his attack.”

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The lawsuit claims that the medication Jane Doe needed Fajerman to prescribe made her dependent on him.

Jane Doe is seeking an unspecified amount of damages in the lawsuit.

Fajerman pleaded guilty in late May to sexual battery and having sex with a patient. Among the charges against Fajerman is a violation of Business and Professional Code 729(a).

The code states that any physician, psychiatrist or counselor who has sexual relations with a patient or terminates a relationship with a patient for the purpose of having sexual contact is guilty of sexual exploitation.

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Fajerman surrendered his medical license in May of 2018 after complaints against him were turned in to the Medical Board of California.