Police have arrested a doctor on multiple charges of sex assault, saying he sexually abused three patients in his Clinton office.
He left the practice in February when he was hired as medical director of the Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford. Charter Oak was ordered to make significant improvements to its infection-control program after it was learned that Charter Oak officials waited more than a month to inform patients and staff that a regular patient had tuberculosis last year. Westbrook was hired as part of the effort to correct deficiencies at the center. Westbrook turned himself in for arrest about 6 a.m. Tuesday when he learned that there were warrants for his arrest, police said. In all, he was charged with seven counts of second-degree sexual assault, they said. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Superior Court in Middletown. Christopher Morano, former chief state’s attorney who is now in private practice, came to court on behalf of victims. Assisting police with the five-month investigation was the state’s attorney’s office in Middletown, the chief state’s attorney’s Medicaid fraud unit, the state Department of Public Health and the state Department of Consumer Protection’s drug control unit. By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and ALAINE GRIFFIN The Hartford Courant 12:30 PM EDT, June 5, 2012