A southwest Florida physician was arrested this week for allegedly drugging and abusing his feminine sufferers whereas they had been sedated, police stated.
Dr. Eric Andrew Salata, 54, a board-certified doctor, is charged with two counts of sexual battery to a bodily helpless individual.
The Naples Police Division says it obtained complaints from ladies who stated they’d been battered whereas receiving beauty medical remedies on the Pura Vida Medical Spa in Naples.
The ladies recognized Salata because the assailant, Naples police stated.
One lady advised police she was sedated with nitrous oxide to help with sedation and ache from a process. She alleged that she discovered Salata having intercourse together with her because the nitrous oxide was carrying off.
Police stated the lady felt “shocked,” and contacted police. They stated she submitted to a sexual assault examination which was despatched to a forensics laboratory for additional investigation.
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One other lady alleged an analogous expertise whereas beneath sedation at Pura Vida Medical Spa with Salata, police stated. Detectives collected sexual assault proof, which in addition they submitted to a forensics laboratory for comparability and to assist a prosecution of Salata, police stated.
Salata was situated on the Pura Vida Clinic Monday night and arrested. Detectives additionally served a search warrant on the follow to find any further proof.
Salata made his first court docket look Tuesday afternoon. His protection lawyer couldn’t be reached for touch upon Thursday.
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Police are asking anybody with info on this case to contact the Naples Police Division at 239-213-3000.