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South Florida Doctor Accused of Fondling Female Patient

A South Florida doctor accused of fondling female patients and other women is facing charges.

Dr. Manuel Abreu, 45, is charged with is charged with sexual battery of a patient, who claims he inappropriately touched her following a surgical procedure in Palm Beach County last year.

Abreu was arrested Tuesday and remained behind bars Thursday on $500,000 bond, jail records showed. It was unknown if he has an attorney.

Another patient, an employee and a pharmaceutical representative are among several other women who have made similar claims against the Delray Beach doctor.

Seven women have filed civil lawsuits against Abreu, who won't be allowed to practice medicine if he posts bond.

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