Los Angeles dentist charged with sexually abusing 9 patients

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has charged a dentist with nine counts of sexual abuse.

Emad Fathy Moawad, DDS, 50, of Alegria Dental Center in Los Angeles, was charged June 14 with nine counts of sexual battery by restraint, three counts of sexual penetration by use of force and one count of attempted sexual penetration by use of force. The assaults allegedly happened between 2013 and 2018 in Dr. Moawad's dental office.

According to NBC 7 San Diego, Dr. Moawad was arrested June 10 and is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in lieu of $1.95 million bail. His arraignment was postponed to June 16.

Becker's Dental + DSO Review reached out to Alegria Dental Center for comment June 15 and will update as more information becomes available.

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