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San Diego County psychiatrist pleads not guilty to having sex with patient

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Posted at 3:00 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 18:00:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego County psychiatrist pled not guilty Thursday to sexual battery and having sex with a patient.

Leon Fajerman, 75, was charged with five counts in an arrest warrant issued earlier in May.

Earlier court records filed in September of 2017 showed that Fajerman assaulted three female patients.

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Among the charges against Fajerman is a violation of Business and Professional Code 729(a).

The code details 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.

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