UPDATE: A veteran internist from Glen Rock who was arrested at his Hasbrouck Heights office sexually assaulted a patient, authorities charged.
One of the last of the “house call” doctors, 67-year-old Dr. Carl J. Renner was taken into custody by Hasbrouck Heights police at Heights Medical, 288 Boulevard, early Thursday evening, Daily Voice reported last week.
The North Bergen native remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail after a judge denied his release during a detention hearing on Friday.
Renner "sexually assaulted a patient at his medical practice during a routine doctor visit," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Monday night.
He was charged with sexual assault through force or coercion without severe personal injury following an investigation by borough police and Musella's Special Victims Unit.
Renner was graduated with honors in pre-med from Clemson University and received his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, according to his resume.
He did his internship and internal medicine residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark.
Renner has been a longtime member of Heights Medical and the Internal Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he has senior attending privileges and teaches residents.
He also was on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, sits on the Bergen County Medical Society’s Judicial Committee and is an active member of the Glen Rock Board of Health and a physician for the borough ambulance corps.
Renner established Heights Home Care PC, which makes house calls on request, and is one of the few physicians left who makes calls on senior and homebound patients.
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