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Doctor charged with sexual battery

An Annandale doctor accused of sexual battery has turned himself in to authorities, Fairfax County police said Monday.

Ravi K. Veluri, 58, who works at the Family Care Medical Care Center on Beauregard Street in the Alexandria section of the county, is accused of inappropriately touching two patients, police said.

A 24-year old female patient on July 15 alleged that Veluri touched her inappropriately, Fairfax County police said. A second woman has since come forward with a similar allegation, they said. Veluri is charged with two counts of sexual battery.

In a statement, Veluri's attorney, Eric E. Clingan said his client "vehemently denies all allegations which have been made."

"Dr. Veluri follows all porfessional protocols when dealing with patients regardless of their needs or complaints," Clingan said. He said Veluri was visiting family, including a sick niece, when police announced they were looking for him. He said Veluri "did all he could to ensure investigators were fully aware of his location."

- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  July 26, 2010; 4:16 PM ET
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i feel sorry for this guy. there are so many people who want to make a buck off of doctors by suing them and by accusing them of malpractice/abuse. good luck to him. innocent until proven guilty.

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 26, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Patients need to report any suspicious behavior by their doctor at the very early onset and not until something serious happens especially when kids are involved. Unfortunately due to medica personnel shortage lot of medical professionals from other countries are flocking to US for better wages etc. They dont go the full medical school like their US counterparts but pass few exams and complete a residency and they are free to practice. There is not background check etc. and some fo them have extensive criminal backgrounds and even are banned to practice in their homeland. There was an indian / middle eastern doctor whose license was revoked after it was discovered that he was pedofile and actually was on the lam for henious crimes commited in past in Banglore india.

Posted by: Jim110 | July 27, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Jim110- you are an idiot and a racist. Simply because the man is Indian does not mean he is a foreigner nor does it mean that he received his training in another country.

Posted by: ConcernedInvestor | July 27, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Jim110- you are an idiot and a racist. Simply because the man is of Indian decent does not mean he is an immigrant nor does it mean that he received his training in another country.

Posted by: ConcernedInvestor | July 27, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Jimm110, although I don't totally agree with your comment, there is SOME validity to it. We should ALL do research on our primary care providers, foriegn or domestic.
This is not the first time that someone has been accused and the accusations have been truthful. Professionals should not put themselves in ANY situation that a false accusation can be made. Hence the word PROFESSIONAL!!

Posted by: Myownthoughts1 | July 27, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I have visited this Doctor several times. He is a thorough professional and an honest human being. He has gone out of his way, several times, to help people in need.

I do not believe, for one moment, that he would have been involved in any such misbehavior. The allegation cannot be true. I do hope justice is served.

Posted by: ggv123 | July 30, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

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