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Frankfort pediatrician facing 10 counts of sex abuse, five counts of battery

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FRANKFORT, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A southwest suburban Frankfort pediatrician turned himself in to authorities Friday after being charged with 10 felony counts of criminal sexual abuse and five misdemeanor counts of battery.

Frankfort police on Friday obtained an arrest warrant against Dr. Kishor Jain. He was released after posting $10,000 bond, according to a news release.

Jain was a doctor at Hedges Clinic, 222 Colorado Ave., in Frankfort. Messages left for Jain at his home and at the clinic were not immediately returned.

He is due in Will County court at 1:30 p.m. March 19.

The charges stem from a lawsuit Jessica Schubbe filed last month in Will County against Jain. In it, Schubbe claimed Jain grabbed her breasts with both of his hands during an August 2011 office visit for her child.

Schubbe also claimed Jain had made prior "inappropriate and sexual" comments, which bothered her but she ignored them, according to the lawsuit. Schubbe's case is scheduled to be heard in court May 20.Frankfort police investigated a sexual abuse complaint against Jain in August 2011. Media coverage of Schubbe's lawsuit, however, prompted additional people to come forward with complaints that led to further investigation and charges against Jain, police said.

Jain was acquitted more than 10 years ago of a criminal charge for allegedly fondling a woman. In 2002, Jain claimed "justice prevailed" after a Will County judge acquitted him of misdemeanor battery.

That charge stemmed from claims by one of Jain's former pediatric patients, Brenda Doyle, who told Frankfort police that when she brought her infant in for a check-up in December 2001, Jain touched her breasts and tried to put his hand down her pants while asking her about sex positions.

During Jain's 2002 trial, the judge said Jain asked customary medical questions of longtime patient Doyle, who was nursing a child and who had complained of a loss of feeling in her breasts. After questioning the woman, Jain began a medical examination in an effort to diagnose her condition, the judge concluded.

Despite the acquittal, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation reprimanded Jain for the incident in 2006. As part of the discipline, Jain was required to complete 20 hours of continuing education in record keeping, case management and boundary issues.

In 2002, Robin Mendoza and Kerry Tadej filed a lawsuit claiming Jain fondled them on two separate office visits in 2001. Tadej was Jain's patient, while Mendoza's child was Jain's patient.

Their lawsuit claimed Jain fondled their breasts and vaginas while misleading them to believe he was giving them a medical exam.

Mendoza testified about the encounter during Jain's 2002 battery trial, claiming Jain touched her inappropriately when she and her five-year-old son came to the Frankfort clinic complaining of illness.

She testified that she told the doctor she had a fever and difficulty breathing and that she ached all over her body, and claimed that he fondled her during the exam while she was alone in the room with him.

The lawsuit brought by Mendoza and Tadej was settled out of court in 2007.

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