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Former doctor faces second sex assault case

FARMINGTON – A former Farmington doctor is facing a second criminal case on accusations of withholding medication from a 62-year-old female patient unless she performed a sexual act in his office.

Alan Emamdee, 41, was charged in Farmington Magistrate Court earlier this month on a third-degree felony count of criminal sexual penetration, according to court records.

He worked at the San Juan Health Partners Behavioral Health office as a psychiatrist alongside his wife, Dr. Nausika Prifti.

He is also facing six first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration (results in great bodily harm or great mental anguish) and five misdemeanor counts of criminal sexual contact following a July 20 arrest by the Farmington Police Department.

A civil lawsuit has also been filed against Emamdee, the San Juan Regional Medical Center and San Juan Health Partners by 12 plaintiffs who are some of Emamdee’s former patients.

The plaintiffs accused Emamdee of sexual abuse and assault, which they believe the hospital and San Juan Health Partners helped facilitate.

Detectives for the Farmington Police Department interviewed the alleged victim about the new criminal case on Sept. 27 at her residence, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman told detectives she had an appointment to see Emamdee in his office in February. Emamdee is accused of telling the woman to perform oral sex on him if she wanted her prescription medication, according to court documents.

He allegedly exposed his genitals to the woman before he threatened to withhold the woman’s medicine. The woman told police she complied with his request because she needed the medication.

Emamdee is also accused of asking the woman to lift up her shirt to expose her breasts, the affidavit states.

The charges filed in July accused Emamdee of sexually assaulting a 40-year-old female patient in his office multiple times between March and September 2016, according to the criminal complaint.

The Farmington Police Department and the San Juan County District Attorney’s Office said the investigation into Emamdee is ongoing.

Former doctor faces second sex assault case

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