Acupuncturist, 70, Accused of Sexually Touching Patient: Prosecutor - NBC New York

Acupuncturist, 70, Accused of Sexually Touching Patient: Prosecutor

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    Acupuncturist, 70, Accused of Sexually Touching Patient: Prosecutor
    Fort Lee Police Department
    Myung Ho Lee was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

    A 70-year-old acupuncturist in New Jersey faces charges accusing him of touching a woman patient in a sexual way and practicing the traditional Chinese medical technique without a license.

    Fort Lee police on Friday searched the office of Myung Ho Lee after a woman complained on May 4 that she had been inappropriate touched while receiving an acupuncture treatment, said acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal on Saturday.

    Officers subsequently learned that Lee didn't have a valid license to practice acupuncture.

    Lee was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact and third-degree unlicensed practice of acupuncture, Grewal said.

    Lee was remanded to Bergen County Jail in lieu of 10,000 bail.

    There was no information available on whether he had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

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