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Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 4:29 PM
Former Dayton Children’s Hospital doctor Arun Aggarwal pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of gross sexual imposition, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas court records.
Aggarwal, a pediatric gastroenterologist, had previously pleaded not guilty to allegations that he improperly touched the breasts of two teenage female patients.
“Between Dec. 23, 2013, and Nov. 10, 2014, the defendant, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital, inappropriately touched teens during medical examinations,” said a statement released Thursday by the office of Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck. “The inappropriate touching was not a medically necessary part of the examination.”
Aggarwal’s attorney, Samuel Shamansky, said Thursday the plea agreement between his client and the county calls for a 10-month sentence, with credit for the four months he has been in jail awaiting trial.
When he gets out, the agreement states he will voluntarily return to his native India if he is not deported. He is currently in the country on a work visa.
“This gives him certainty and ends a very difficult saga in his life and he’s eager to get back to India and move ahead,” Shamansky said.
The agreement will now be presented to Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 28.
Aggarwal also could face financial sanctions of up to $5,000 on each count and a prison term of 18 months on each count, according to the court filing.
The agreement says he will be a Tier 1 offender, meaning he will be unable to reside within 1,000 feet of a school, preschool or daycare and must register his address every year for 15 years.
Aggarwal, 40, was arrested in August at Dulles International Airport allegedly attempting to flee the country after he was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury. He is currently in the Montgomery County jail. His bond is set at $500,000.
Aggarwal practiced at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but he was employed by Wright State University. He was hired in December 2013 and terminated by WSU in September 2015 after his hospital admitting privileges lapsed during the police investigation.
Aggarwal sued Wright State in federal court alleging he was fired without due process, and an arbitrator has ruled the university has to pay Aggarwal $91,799 because the school didn’t follow proper steps to fire him. The university may appeal the decision.
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
— A Heat Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley Monday from noon until 8 p.m.
Temperatures will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching 100 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The heat index is a “feels like” temperature.
High heat, humidity and sunshine can allow your car to rapidly heat up. At 93 degrees, in about 15 minutes, the inside of your car can get to about 110 degrees.
Heat inside cars can be deadly to both pets and children within a matter of minutes.
In 2016, Governor Kasich signed a law protecting good samaritans who need to smash a car window to rescue a child or pet in a hot car.
A child dies in a hot car every 9 days according to kidsandcars.org, and organization aimed at raising awareness to prevent more tragedies.
>>RELATED: Boy, 3, died in hot car in Moraine in 2016
Ways to help you prevent hot car incidents:
If you discover a pet or child trapped inside a hot car, call 9-1-1. If a child is in imminent danger, break a window.
Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 1:33 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
OAKWOOD — UPDATE @4:40 a.m. 5/18/18
Ra Shonda M. Fears, 46, of Dayton, remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.
UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. 5/17/18
Ra Shonda M. Fears, 46, of Dayton remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital after a vehicle crash Friday morning left her trapped for over an hour in Oakwood.
UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. 6/16/18
The Dayton woman trapped in her car for more than an hour after she hit the center concrete island and overturned on Far Hills Avenue at Old River Trail is fighting for her life.
The driver, identified as 46-year-old Ra Shonda M. Fears by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post, remained in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.
The crash is under investigation and Fears has not been cited, troopers said.
UPDATE @ 5 a.m. 6/15/18
A woman was headed north on Far Hills Avenue when she hit the center concrete island early Friday and flipped her vehicle onto its top at Old River Trail in Oakwood.
She was trapped for almost an hour, and crews had to use a wrecker to life the car and free her.
The woman was in critical condition when she was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post is investigating the single-vehicle crash reported around 1:15 a.m. Troopers said speed in this 35 mph zone may have played a factor.
The crash shut down Far Hills Avenue in both directions, but southbound lanes were opened at 3 a.m. and all lanes were open at 5 a.m.
UPDATE @ 3:01 a.m. 6/15/18
A woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries considered life-threatening following a crash in Oakwood early Friday.
Troopers said speed appears to be a factor in the single-vehicle crash. It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part.
Southbound Far Hills Avenue is now open. Northbound lanes remain closed.
UPDATE @2:25 a.m. 6/15/18
A driver that was trapped for over an hour in an overturned vehicle has been extricated.
A wrecker had to lift the car so crews could free the driver, according to our crew on the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
Crews are working to extricate a woman trapped in a car following a crash in Oakwood.
The crash was reported around 1:15 a.m. in the area of Old River Trail and Far Hills Avenue. The car is upside down, and crews have been unable to make contact with the trapped female driver.
Far Hills Avenue is closed in both directions.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 4:00 AM
WEST CHESTER TWP. — While secret shoppers are a real job, a man was bilked out of almost $12,000 when he tried it using his West Chester Twp. bank account.
A 43-year-old Kentucky man signed up to be a secret shopper and was told to deposit checks in his account, keep a certain amount for himself and put the rest in another bank account, according to township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:42 PM
A wreck in Middletown on Sunday afternoon sent a motorcyclist to the hospital via helicopter.
Officials were not immediately able to provide many details about the crash, which happened at Grand Avenue and Burton Road, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher. The patrol was assisting Middletown police at the scene.
Officials believe it involved a collision with a vehicle, and the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, a dispatcher said.