Old Bridge Physician Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patient

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced that a neurologist was arrested today and charged with sexually assaulting a female patient at his Old Bridge office.

Dr. Farooq Rehman, 61, of Colts Neck was charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact for improperly touching the 37-year-old woman during examinations at his office on August 26, 2015 and September 9, 2015.

He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick. Bail was set at $100,000.

The defendant was arrested and charged during an investigation by Detective Michael Machen of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation began after the woman contacted police in Old Bridge.

The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Machen of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-5600, extension 3210, or Detective Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600.