New Charges Filed Against New Hartford Psychiatrist
Utica Police have filed more charges against a New Hartford psychiatrist.
Doctor Surendra Johri is accused of forcible touching and sex abuse.
He previously turned himself in last month on similar charges before being released.
This latest arrest accuses Johri of sexually touching a patient at Community Health and Behavioral Services in 2017.
The NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs was also involved in the investigation.
“We will not tolerate the misdeeds of licensed professionals who abuse their authority and the people in their care,” said Executive Director Miranda. “The harm they can do to people who rely on them for healing is incalculable.”
Johri is due back in court next month.