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Redding neurologist arrested again, faces 19 new sexual abuse charges

Dr. Hamid Rabiee was charged with 19 felony counts including but not limited to sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment, and sexual exploitation of a patient.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 5:51 PM

The Redding neurologist accused of inappropriate sexual contact with his patients was arrested again Tuesday.

Dr. Hamid Rabiee was charged with 19 felony counts including but not limited to sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment, and sexual exploitation of a patient.

He made his first appearance in Shasta County Court Tuesday afternoon.

He was scheduled to be arraigned, however that was put over until Wednesday because his lawyer was not present.

The new charges are in addition to the nine counts from four different women that Rabiee was charged with February 8.

“Since that case has been filed, partly because of the publicity surrounding the case, we have had additional people reporting to the Redding Police Department that they too were victims of Mr. Rabiee,” Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett said. “There's been approximately 26 different women who have come forward reporting similar conduct against them by the doctor.”

All reported having similar experiences of the doctor touching them in intimate areas both over and under clothing under the guise of legitimate medical treatment.

Bridgett said the Redding Police Department has been working almost around the clock interviewing victims and there may be even more.

She asks that anyone with any information regarding this case contact Redding Police.

Rabiee remains in the Shasta County Jail on $1 million bail.

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