Ex-Doctor Ends Up in Mental Institute

Monday, Nov 23, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM PDT
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Ex-Doctor Ends Up in Mental Institute

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Former Sacramento-area doctor Scott Takasugi

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A former Kaiser Permanente doctor who pleaded no contest to charges of inappropriately touching patients is now in a Ventura County mental institution, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said.

Scott Takasugi, who was earlier set to be sentenced on Monday, appears to have violated certain conditions he must follow regarding weapons, an official said. A warrant has been issued for Takasugi's arrest and his bail has been forfeited.

Takasugi was placed under 72-hour observation over the weekend at the Southern California facility. It was not immediately clear why he was admitted. Arrangments are being made to have him returned to Sacramento County.

Brenda Meininger, one of Takasugi's victims, was angry over the latest developments.

"This has got to [expletive] stop," Meininger said. "I was victimized over three years ago. His vacation from jail time is over. People forget about all of his victims. We want and deserve closure."

Takasugi was earlier also charged with stockpiling military weapons in his Carmichael home.

Under the terms of his plea deal, he could get nearly four years in state prison.

 

This article originally appeared on KCRA.

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