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Former Frankfort doctor pleads guilty to sexual offenses

JOLIET – A Frankfort doctor was sentenced to 18 months of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to groping women during office visits.

After pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful restraint, Kishor Jain, 61, also was sentenced to six months in jail, but Appellate Prosecutor Dave Neal said that will be stricken if Jain completes probation without incident.

He was fined $3,500 in court costs.

“Because of the nature of his offenses, I did not seek community service in order to reduce Jain’s potential contact with members of the public,” Neal said.

Jain was charged in February 2013 with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse, five counts of battery and one count of criminal sexual assault. He also faces lawsuits filed by five women who said he fondled them while he was employed at Hedges Clinic.

A woman contacted police in August 2011 after Jain grabbed her breasts during an office visit for her child and later filed suit against the pediatrician. Media coverage led to other victims coming forward.

Neal said the plea deal allowed the victims to avoid testifying while ensuring that Jain admitted to criminal acts and was convicted of a felony.

As a result, Jain cannot have his medical license reinstated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

In 2002, Jain was acquitted of a misdemeanor battery charge by a Will County judge.

The charge stemmed from claims by one of Jain ’s former pediatric patients, who told Frankfort police Jain touched her breasts and tried to put his hand down her pants while asking her about sex positions in December 2001 when she brought her infant in for a checkup.

At the time, the judge concluded Jain’s actions were part of a legitimate medical exam.

“By moving forward on the unlawful restraint charges, we’ve ensured he will no longer prey on women while practicing medicine,” Neal said.

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