A 51-year-old dentist was arrested in Compton for alleged lewd acts with a child, following complaints from two young patients, authorities said Friday.
Mohammed Kader was arrested at Compton Family Dentistry on Thursday on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor and annoying/molesting a minor, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
His arrest came after an investigation into allegations from two female minors, ages 12 and 17, that Kader had kissed them on the lips, the release stated.
The girls alleged the kissing occurred while they were seated in the examination chair and alone with the dentist, according to the release.
Kader, who lives in Cypress, has practiced at Compton Family Dentistry for two years, detectives stated.
He was also employed from 2009 to 2013 at Western Dental and Brighten Dental Offices located in San Bernardino County. According to his website, Kader has been practicing for 28 years.
Kader was released on $120,000 bail and was scheduled to appear at Compton Superior Courthouse court on Monday.
Detectives believe there may be other victims and were urging anyone with information to call the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.