Escondido Police cruiser
An Escondido Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Escondido Police.

A Poway anesthesiologist was arrested by Escondido Police on Monday on suspicion of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman under his care.

The patient contacted police on Saturday to report the alleged assault by physician Leng Thai Ky, 40, public-affairs Lt. Chris Lick said.

Detectives “investigated the case throughout the weekend, gathering further evidence of the assault, and developed probable cause to arrest Ky,” Lick said. “We believe there are additional, unidentified victims.”

Police and personnel with the U.S. Marshals Service took Ky into custody Monday morning.

Ky, who has been a medical doctor for about eight years, has worked for Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, the North County Pain Institute, Sharp Community Medical Group, Graybill Medical Group and the Desert Pain Clinic in Rancho Mirage, according to police.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by the suspect is asked to call Detective Therese Ruiz at 760-839-4790.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.