Integrative Pain Center in Rock Island, which closed after Dr. V.R. Karuparthy was arrested.
Trial Date Set for Anesthesiologist Accused of Sexually Abusing Patient
The doctor accused of sexually abusing a patient at the Integrative Pain Center in Rock Island has pleaded not guilty to criminal sexual abuse and a trial date has been set for March 11. Dr. V.R. Karuparthy appeared in court on Tuesday, January 22, and pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal sexual abuse.
According to court documents, these charges stem from an incident that police say happened on August 23. The incident involved inappropriate touching of a patient who was unable to consent.
A warrant was issued for Karuparthy’s arrest on December 19 and he was arrested later that month in Scott County. He made his first court appearance earlier in January.
Karuparthy’s license to practice medicine and surgery in Illinois was suspended on November 7 because of the alleged sexual misconduct. The Integrative Pain Center was also shut down following this suspension.
This latest suspension is the fifth issue involving Karuparthy’s license since 1991.
He is currently free on $25,000 bail and has been ordered to avoid all contact with the victim. He will appear in court again on February 22.
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