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Hackettstown doctor charged on allegations he sexually touched 2 patients

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown doctor was charged on accusations that he sexually touched two of his patients, according to Warren County Prosecutor Richard T. Burke.

Jagdish Chugh, 65, of Long Valley was charged with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Chugh allegedly committed an act of criminal sexual contact by touching an intimate part of the victim’s body without consent during two separate examinations, Burke said.

It’s also alleged that Chugh committed an act of criminal sexual contact with a second victim by touching an intimate part of the victim’s body without consent during an examination, Burke said.

All of the examinations took place at Pediatric & Adolescent Medical Center, PC, located at 160 Mountain Ave, in Hackettstown, Burke said.

Judge Nicloe N. Lenar released Chugh on pre-trail monitoring level I with the following conditions: No contact with the victims, no contact with patients under age 21 without a certified medical assistant and or nurse practitioner as well as a parent or guardian present and comply with New Jersey Medical Licensing Board recommendations.

The Hackettstown Police Department and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Units conducted the investigation.

The criminal sexual contact charge is punishable by up to 18 months in state prison and the endangering the welfare of a child charge is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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