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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††††††Date: July 19, 2013††

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New Brunswick Doctor charged with Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering

 

 

††††††††† Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that a Cardiologist who has been licensed to practice internal medicine since 1991, has a practice in New Brunswick and affiliation with John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison was arrested and charged with Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

 

††††††††† Ravinder Sharma, sixty years old, fromMartinsville, was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m. at his practice located at 153 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick and charged with Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

††††††††† Sharmaís bail was set by the Honorable Philip Borow, J.M.C. at $25,000 with a 10 percent option.

 

††††††††† Sharma was charged after Investigator James Kelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, and Detective Karla Capes of the New Brunswick Police Department determined that Sharma inappropriately touched a 16 year old female on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 while she was at his office.The incident was reported to the New Brunswick Police Department that evening.

 

††††††††† The investigation is active and is continuing.Anyone with information on this, or similar incidents, is asked to call either Investigator Kelly at (732) 745-3600 or Detective Capes at (732) 745-5200.

 

††††††††† As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Sharma are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.