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 Tuesday in Farmington Magistrate Court 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.
Arlon Stoker, Emamdee's attorney in the first criminal case, said he was unaware of the second case filed against his client.
A judge approved Stoker's motion to allow Emamdee to travel to New York state to visit his family between Dec. 29 and Jan. 15, according to court documents.
As part of the conditions of his release on the first criminal case, Emamdee was ordered wear a GPS monitor and to stay in San Juan County unless he travels to meet with expert witnesses.
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 Emanmdee'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 believed her alleged encounter with Emamdee was an isolated incident, according to court documents.
She 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.
It was the only appointment the woman had with Emamdee, according to the affidavit. She stated she who only spoke to him on the phone to approve refills on her medication.
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.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at email@example.com.