southtownstar
FLIGHTY 
Weather Updates

State suspends medical license of Frankfort doctor charged with sex abuse, battery

Dr. Kishor Jain

Dr. Kishor Jain

storyidforme: 44913979
tmspicid: 16210140
fileheaderid: 7294987

Updated: March 21, 2013 6:29AM



The state has temporarily suspended the medical license of a Frankfort pediatrician accused of groping several women during office visits.

Frankfort police arrested Kishor Jain on Friday. Jain, who was a doctor at Hedges Clinic in Frankfort, faces 10 felony counts of criminal sexual abuse and five misdemeanor counts of battery.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has scheduled a hearing for March 5 on the temporary suspension. A petition filed by the chief of medical prosecutions for the state requested Jain’s license be temporarily suspended, as Jain’s alleged actions constitute “an immediate danger to the public.”

Jain is scheduled to appear in Will County court at 1:30 p.m. March 19 on the criminal case.

The charges against Jain stem from a lawsuit Jessica Schubbe filed last month in Will County. In it, Schubbe claimed Jain grabbed her breasts 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.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.