Arrest of Dr. Leng Thai Ky

NEWS RELEASE – Arrest of Dr. Leng Thai Ky


CONTACT: Det. Therese Ruiz

DATE: 03-30-2020

Prepared by: Lt. Chris Lick,

PHONE: (760) 839-4444


On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, a female victim reported to the Escondido Police Department she had been sexually assaulted by her physician, Dr. Leng Thai Ky, a 40 year old anesthesiologist from Poway, while she was unconscious.


EPD detectives investigated the case throughout the weekend, gathering further evidence of the assault, and developed probable cause to arrest Ky. On Monday morning, March 30th, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Ky was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.


Ky has been a doctor for over eight years. Ky has associations with Palomar Hospital, North County Pain Institute, Sharp Community Medical Group, Graybill Medical Group, and the Desert Pain Clinic in Rancho Mirage.


We believe there are additional, unidentified victims. Anyone with additional information or believes they are a victim is asked to call Det. Therese Ruiz at 760-839-4790.


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