Pittsburgh area doctor acquitted of indecent assault against female patient who won't testify

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PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania doctor once charged with inappropriately touching four female patients at his Pittsburgh-area offices was acquitted of charges involving one woman.

The criminal charges involving three other former patients of 60-year-old Dr. Raja Chakrapani, of Fox Chapel, had previously been dismissed by judges or withdrawn by prosecutors.

Allegheny County police say the first allegations surfaced in August 2012. An assistant district attorney told a Common Pleas judge he could not prove the remaining allegations after the final former patient refused to testify Monday, prompting the not guilty verdict.

Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey says the physician will ask to have his Pennsylvania medical license reinstated.

A civil suit based on the same allegations is still ongoing.

Thomassey says the doctor is "not the kind of guy" to improperly touch his patients.

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