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박사. Eric Andrew Salata, 54, of Naples

박사. Eric Andrew Salata, 54, of Naples

사진: Naples Police Department

A Florida doctor who was charged with two counts of sexual battery after being accused of raping his female patients while they were being sedated was found dead on Monday, 여러 보고에 따르면.

박사. Eric Andrew Salata was arrested 11월에. 21 after two women, 나이 51 그리고 72, claimed Salata sexually assaulted them during cosmetic procedures at his practice, Pura Vida Medical Spa on the 5th Avenue South, according to NBC2 News.

The outlet later reported a third woman had also come forward with a similar allegation.

Per the outlet, Salata was released from the Naples Jail Center after posting bond on Nov. 22 and was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 19.

월요일 아침에, officials from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office were called to conduct a welfare check on the 54-year-old Salata in the area of Gail Boulevard after no movement was detected on his ankle monitor, WINK News reported.

Upon their arrival, authorities discovered his body in a ditch with a gunshot wound to his head and a pistol located next to his right leg, 콘센트 당.

WFLA reported that, after searching for his last location, a deputy saw a boot sticking out of a nearby wooded area. Salata also left two notes, his wedding ring, and credit cards at home, 콘센트에 따라.

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Michelle Batten, a spokesperson for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, 말했다 Naples Daily News that authorities are conducting an investigation into his death. No further details were released surrounding the case, including the cause of death.

Representatives for Collier County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Adam Horowitz, an attorney for one of Salata’s victims issued a statement to The Daily Beast on Tuesday following his death, 속담, “It is disappointing and frustrating that 박사. Salata has escaped justice.”

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It took tremendous courage for my client to tell her truth. She was ready to hold him accountable in court,” Horowitz added.