Physician arrested by Bell police

Dr. Edgar Lluncor posted $100,000 bond. (Bell Police Department)

A Bell doctor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient after a woman reported that she was attacked while seeking treatment for stomach pains, police said Monday.

Bell police detectives Monday appealed for other potential victims and witnesses to come forward after announcing that Dr. Edgar Lluncor was arrested Oct. 23 at his clinic on suspicion of penetration with foreign object involving a patient.

There have been two previous complaints against Lluncor, detectives learned from the state medical board.

Sgt. Tom Rodriguez of the Bell Police Department said the alleged assault occurred during a medical exam by Lluncor at his clinic on Florence Avenue.

Investigators said the woman was being treated by Lluncor for stomach pain when he allegedly sexually assaulted her during the medical exam.

Bell detectives contacted the California medical board and learned of two similar complaints against him, according to Rodriguez. Detectives conducted interviews and collected the patient’s medical records.

Lluncor was taken into custody by Bell police and booked into the Bell City Jail, where he later posted $100,000 bond.

Bell police asked that witnesses and possible victims contact Det. Rodrigo Rodarte at (323) 585-1245, Ext. 253.

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