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Pediatrician indicted on more than 60 child sex abuse charges as new victims come forward

Frederick pedatrician Dr. Ernesto Torres faces more charges after 11 new victims came forward to accuse him of sex assault.


A Frederick County Grand Jury indicted a pediatrician on 65 additional charges after several more victims came forward accusing him of sex assault, authorities said. 

Dr. Ernesto Torres was arrested around 2:27 p.m. on Monday after 11 new victims reported him to police. 

RELATED: 11 additional victims accuse Maryland pediatrician of sexual assault

Torres was previously arrested and charged after he was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl during an exam at his medical practice in Frederick. 

Officials announced more charges against Torres since his indictment on May 3 where he was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense.

RELATED: Pediatrician arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting teen during her appointment

He is now charged with the following additional charges: 

  • 9 Counts – Child Sex Abuse
  • 10 Counts – Sex Abuse of a Minor
  • 43 Counts – Sex Offense – third-degree
  • 2 Counts – Sex Offense – second-degree
  •  1 Count – Assault – second-degree

Frederick police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with more information to call them at 240-578-5683.

Police are offering the following local resources are available for victims of sexual assault including the  Frederick Police Department, Victim Services Unit (301) 600-1356, The Child Advocacy Center (301) 600-1758 and Heartly House (301) 662-8800.

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