Dentist charged for touching patient during exam

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 72-year-old Tiberiu V. Sfintescu, also known as Vali Sfintescu, of Williamsville has been arraigned before Town of Tonawanda Court Justice Daniel T. Cavarello on one count of Forcible Touching, a Class “A” misdemeanor.

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It is alleged that on May 27, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the defendant intentionally and forcibly touched the intimate parts of a female patient during an appointment at his dental office in the Town of Tonawanda.

Sfintescu is scheduled to return on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for further proceedings. He was released on his own recognizance.

If convicted on the charge, Sfintescu faces up to one year in jail.

A temporary order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

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DA Flynn commends the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for their work in the investigation.

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The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stephen C. Earnhart of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau