Somerset doctor accused of sexually assaulting patient charged by prosecutor’s office

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill announced the arrest of Dr. Chike J. Aguh, age 64, of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, New Jersey in relation to a sexual assault that occurred in Franklin Township.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on January 12, 2021, the victim reported to Franklin Township Police that she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Chike J. Aguh while attending a medical appointment within his practice in Franklin Township, New Jersey. The victim was interviewed by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Unit and Franklin Township Police Department. As a result of this investigation, Dr. Aguh was arrested and charged on January 13, 2021 at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office without incident.

Defendant Aguh was charge with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Sexual Contact. Defendant Aguh was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Director Spruill request anyone with information relating to the sexual assault to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Unit

Detective Kutepow at (908) 231-7100. All calls will be kept confidential or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime

Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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“We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” the Somerset Prosecutor’s Office said of the arrest.