Dr. Mark Jackson was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court this week on two counts of sex abuse and one count of forcible touching after he allegedly touched his lips to a female patient's breast while performing a breast exam in September of 2017.
The complaint also accused the doctor of placing the patient's hand on his genitals.
Dr. Jackson, who had a previous brush with the law in 1996 when he was convicted of distributing controlled substances and served a year behind bars, claimed the female victim had flirted with him and handed him her phone number during the exam.
Jackson's lawyer, Jin Wu told the New York Post that his client denies all of the accusations and the court has allowed his client to keep practicing as a physician until the case is settled.
Prosecutor Matthew McCarthy said Dr. Jackson "betrayed the trust of his patient and sexually abused her while she was seeking a simple cancer screening."
Judge Joanne Watters ordered Jackson to be held on $1,500 bail and issued an order of protection in favor of the victim.
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