LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Crestwood doctor is charged with sodomizing a female patient, but some patients are speaking out in the doctor's defense. After those spirited defenses, however, Fox 41 News learned from a police report that the doctor admitted to the crime.
Donna Rosenthal has been seeing 56-year-old Dr. Ashok Alur for 17 years. She says she's always felt comfortable during her appointments with him. Before Fox 41 learned of the doctor's admission, she said, "These accusations to me are just an abomination and they're heinous," she said, adding, "Never, ever, ever am I ever unclothed without a female present in the room in that office."
Rosenthal and many other female patients have contacted Fox 41 saying the same thing -- that Doctor Alur has never done anything inappropriate.
But Monday, one 38-year-old patient told police that Dr. Alur sexually assaulted her in his office about a week ago. He was arrested at his primary care clinic in Crestwood, Ky. Monday night and charged with first degree sodomy.
The victim told police that the doctor was treating her for a pelvic wound. The arrest citation goes on to say that Dr. Alur pushed her pants and underwear down and performed oral sex on her. She told him to stop and had to push him away.
He's out of jail after posting a $50,000 full cash bond.
"She said it happened in the office?" asks Rosenthal. "Baloney. There's no way. You can hear everything from room-to-room-to-room in that place because it's an old building."
But according to the report, Dr. Alur admitted to police that he assaulted the patient. He told police the incident lasted for 30 seconds to one minute. He said that he was distracted and tempted, and that caused him to do this. He told police he was sorry for the incident.
Police say they haven't had any other women come forward with similar allegations.
"It's disappointing to hear," says Rosenthal before the report of Dr. Alur's confession. "As of right now, he's innocent until proven guilty." She says she will continue to stand by Dr. Alur. "He is my doctor," she said. "I don't believe it ever happened. Whoever is doing this has an axe to grind somewhere and for him."
Fox 41's Rachel Collier did go inside the doctor's office in the 6000 block of W. Hwy. 46 earlier in the day. The staff was very upset about the allegations. The technicians say one of them was always in the room when Doctor Alur was examining a female patient.