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Bridgeport Doctor Charged With Molesting Male Heart Patient

Dr. Louie Gangcuangco, an internist at Bridgeport Hospital, has been charged with sexual assaulting a male patient. He has been placed on administrative leave.
Dr. Louie Gangcuangco, an internist at Bridgeport Hospital, has been charged with sexual assaulting a male patient. He has been placed on administrative leave. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. -- Bridgeport Hospital has placed one of its doctors on administrative leave after a patient there claimed he had molested him, according to a report by ctpost.com.

Police told ctpost.com that the 53-year-old unidentified man said he had been inappropriately touched by Dr. Louie Gangcuangco while undergoing a medical examination.

The man had recently had heart surgery and was being examined to see if he was healthy enough to have a tooth pulled, the ctpost.com report said.

Gangcuangco, a 29-year-old third-year resident and HIV researcher, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, set free on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in January, the ctpost.com reported.

The ctpost.com article said the man told police that Gangcuangco later called him -- ostensibly to check on how the tooth extraction had gone -- but then tried to invite him out for dinner.

To read the ctpost.com article, click here.

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