O.C. anesthesiologist charged in sex assult of two unconscious patients
An Orange County anesthesiologist charged with sexually assaulting two female patients while they were unconscious is expected to be arraigned Friday.
Yashwant Balgiri Giri, 58, who worked at Placentia-Linda Hospital, is charged with molesting a 16-year-old girl while a nurse was preparing surgery tools and had her back turned, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
The nurse saw the incident and reported it to hospital officials. Giri was also allegedly caught fondling a 36-year-old woman during surgery.
The alleged assaults occurred in 2009 and in March.
Prosecutors said he also worked at Lakewood Regional Medical Center,, Anaheim Regional Medical Center and West Anaheim Medical Center.
Anyone with information is asked to call Supervising Investigator Lour Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Yashwant Balgiri Giri. Credti: Orange County district attorney's office