New Hartford, N.Y. - A New Hartford psychiatrist who was acquitted on sexual abuse charges in June has pleaded not guilty to new charges.
Dr. Surendra Johri was in a Utica City Court yesterday and there he pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges of sexual abuse and forcible touching.
Johri is accused of touching a female patient sexually back in 2017 when he was working as a psychiatrist at Community Health Behavioral Services in Utica.
Oneida County District Attorney’s Office offered a plea deal for Johri to plead guilty to all of the charges and allow the Judge to pronounce the sentence.
Johri rejected the offer on the spot.