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USC Doctor Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Fellow Doctor

A criminal investigation is underway into a USC doctor's claim that she was violated in 2015.

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LOS ANGELES - A criminal investigation is underway into a USC doctor's claim that she was sexually assaulted by another doctor.

She says Dr. Guillermo Cortes reached under her scrubs and violated her in 2015 while in a residency program at LA County-USC Medical Center. Dr. Meena Zareh's attorney Leslie F. Levy says they believe there are more victims out there.

The LA County Sheriff's Department says the case against Cortes is still active. Meanwhile, Levy says they're preparing for their civil case against both USC and LA County for how they handled the complaint.

USC says at the time, they forwarded Zareh's complaint to the county which investigated and put Cortes on paid leave. Cortes who vehemently denies the allegations is now a doctor at Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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