The Chico office of Annamalai Ashokan, who is accused of sexual assault.
Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient During Medical Procedure
Last Update: 7/13/2020
Police in Chico have arrested a doctor for allegedly sexually assaulting a female patient during a medical procedure. Dr. Annamalai Ashokan was arrested on Wednesday, January 30 at his office in Chico on Jan Court, near Forest Avenue. He has been charged with felony sexual assault.
An investigation into Ashokan began after police were notified of an allegation of sexual assault. After a long investigation, detectives determined that they had sufficient evidence and probable cause to arrest the anesthesiologist.
Ashokan only practices part-time in Chico, with office hours every other week. His main practice is in Hollister.
As of February 1, there is no information regarding additional victims. Detectives have contacted state health investigators who are in charge of medical licensing investigations.