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Glendora : Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

September 02, 1993

A Glendora urologist pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to charges of raping a drugged patient.

Dr. Charles Metzger, whose office is on Carroll Avenue, faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 5. He is accused of raping a West Covina woman after she visited him last January for complications arising from kidney surgery.

Although the woman contacted police after the incident, rape charges were delayed pending the results of a DNA test that matched semen found on the victim to that of Metzger.

Metzger, who asked for and was granted a second DNA test is free on $25,000 bail.

As a condition of his release from county jail, Metzger agreed to advise female patients of the charges against him, obtain a signed waiver from them and have two females in the examining room when seeing female patients, a spokeswoman from the district attorney's office said.

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