A Monmouth County grand jury returned a two-count indictment last Monday charging an Eatontown pediatric surgeon with having criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old patient, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. If convicted, he could face up to 11.5 years in prison.
Dr. Saad Saad, 72, of Red Bank, is charged in the indictment with: second-degree endangering the welfare of a child; and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.
The charges stem from an alleged incident on May 1, 2017 during an examination of a 17-year-old female patient during an office visit at Meridian Pediatric Surgical Associates, Eatontown.
An initial investigation by the Eatontown Police Department was eventually referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO), Special Victim’s Bureau.
If convicted of the endangerment charge, Saad faces a sentence of five to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison. If convicted of criminal sexual contact, he could face up to 18 months in prison.
Anyone with additional information regarding these charges or any similar incidents is urged to call 800-533-7443 to speak with MCPO Detective Michael Magliozzo or Detective Jason Cardamoni of the Eatontown Police Department at 732-389-7629.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fichter. Robert A. Honecker, Esq., of Ocean Township, represents Saad.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office