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Physician Indicted on Sexual Assault Charge

Leonard Joachim accused of sexually assaulting a female patient in August 2011.

A Wayne physician has been indicted on a sexual assault charge, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced earlier this month.

Leonard Joachim, 58, of Sparta, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 13 after a joint investigation by the prosecutor’s office Special Victims Unit, the Wayne Police Department, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Enforcement Bureau.

The assault occurred when Joachim was treating a female patient on Aug. 31, 2011 at his Hamburg Turnpike office, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Joachim was released on $500,000 bail.

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners has suspended Joachim’s medical license.

Anyone who has additional information related to the investigation should call Kathleen Conklin, an investigator with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Medical Enforcement Bureau at 973-504-6300.

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