Police name suspect in fondling of 6 patients

February 18, 2011 9:59:32 AM PST
Delaware State Police are searching for a former medical resident at Christiana Hospital in Newark and say he is suspected of illegal sexual contact with patients.

Police say they have a warrant to charge 27-year-old Shyamkrishnan Ramdas on 12 counts of sex and patient abuse charges. Ramdas no longer works at the hospital, and his whereabouts are unknown.

Three female patients reported similar incidents last November. As police investigated, they found three additional victims reporting similar offenses.

Investigators say Ramdas had accessed the digital hospital records of the six patients prior to the incidents. They say he performed "physical exams" on the victims and did not document the examinations in their medical charts.

Delaware State Police tell Action News that Ramdas is not a US citizen and his visa lists his country of origin as India.