A southwest Florida doctor was arrested this week for allegedly drugging and abusing his feminine sufferers whereas they had been sedated, police mentioned.
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 Department says it acquired complaints from ladies who mentioned 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 mentioned.
One girl 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 mentioned the girl felt “shocked,” and contacted police. They mentioned she submitted to a sexual assault examination which was despatched to a forensics laboratory for additional investigation.
Another girl alleged an analogous expertise whereas beneath sedation at Pura Vida Medical Spa with Salata, police mentioned. Detectives collected sexual assault proof, which additionally they submitted to a forensics laboratory for comparability and to assist a prosecution of Salata, police mentioned.
Salata was positioned on the Pura Vida Clinic Monday night and arrested. Detectives additionally served a search warrant on the apply to find any extra proof.
Salata made his first courtroom look Tuesday afternoon. His protection legal professional couldn’t be reached for touch upon Thursday.
Police are asking anybody with information on this case to contact the Naples Police Department at 239-213-3000.