A physician associated with the Desert Clinic Pain Institute on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage and the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs is accused of sexual misconduct.


Dr. Leng Ky

Dr. Leng Ky has been a physician for more than eight years and has associations with mostly San Diego County clinics and hospitals.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received information from the Escondido Police Department an arrest had been made regarding a physician who sexually assaulted a patient in San Diego County.

According to Escondido Police Department;

“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. Leng Thai Ky was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the evening of March 30th, 2020 for the following charges:

  • Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with a drugged victim
  • Oral Copulation – Oral copulation with an unconscious victim
  • Sexual penetration with an unconscious victim
  • Sexual penetration, victim unable to resist due to anesthetic substance
  • Sexual Battery
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Giving drugs to Aid in a felony

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Reinbolz at (760) 836-1634 or Escondido Police Department Detective Ruiz at (760) 839-4790. If anyone with information would like to remain anonymous, please call the Coachella Valley Crimes Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

Image Sources

  • Leng Ky: RSO
  • Sexual miisconduct: Shutterstock