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Dental hygienist charged with molesting teen patient

March 13, 2013 |  6:46 am

A dental hygienist in Rosemead has pleaded not guilty to a charges of molesting a 15-year-old patient.

Saul Robles, 36, was charged with three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and a misdemeanor count of child molestation, prosecutors said.

The 15-year-old revealed the alleged abuse to her teacher, who then notified law enforcement. Investigators say the assaults began in June, during the teen’s appointments at Smile Care Dental.

The girl said Robles would take her into another room and tell her he wanted to teach her how to floss properly. Then he would inappropriately touch her, investigators said.

Robles was being held on $320,000 bail. He has worked in the Los Angeles area for the last six years and was employed at Smile Care Dental in the cities of Bellflower and Rosemead for the last four years, investigators said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.

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-- Kellan Connor, KTLA-TV

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