Sex charges for ex-doctor

SANDUSKY A recently retired Firelands Regional Medical Center doctor has been charged with three cou
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

A recently retired Firelands Regional Medical Center doctor has been charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition after a former patient told police she was abused in his office.

Sandusky police served Mohan S. Chandran, 51, 4300 block of Timberlake, with a warrant for the felony charges Wednesday at his home.

A 50-year-old woman told police about the behavior in July, saying she was inappropriately touched by Chandran in his office, according to Charlie Sams, assistant police chief.

The woman told police she was abused in April and May, and the case is still under investigation, Sams said.

Since then police say a second woman, 53, has claimed she was abused.

Both women are from Sandusky.

Chandran retired from his neurology practice at the hospital in August, according to Marcia Renande, marketing director.

He graduated from Anugrah Narain Magadh Medical College, Magadh University in India in 1984. He earned his doctor of medicine degree in 1992 and it remains valid through 2009, according to the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Chandran was arraigned on Thursday morning in Sandusky Municipal Court and posted bond. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"He has faith in his innocence," said his attorney, Thomas DeBacco.

Chandran could not be located for comment.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 28.

Chandran has had three medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him in Erie County Common Pleas Court. Two were dismissed.

The third, filed in December 2004, has a jury trial set for April. In that case Karri and John Sharkey of Sandusky are suing the doctor for neglect in care and treatment for failure to diagnose a blood condition.