UPDATE: On Oct. 20, North Las Vegas detectives arrested Burgos at his office in the 1800 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard near McDaniel Street for multiple counts of open and gross lewdness. This arrest comes after detectives located additional victims since Burgos' first arrest. This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are seeking any other possible victims.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A North Las Vegas doctor was arrested Wednesday in connection with a lewdness investigation involving a patient.
Around 10 a.m., detectives arrested 50-year-old Dr. Jorge Burgos at his office in the 1800 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard, near Civic Center Drive, for multiple counts of open and gross lewdness. Allegations were made that on multiple occasions, the doctor inappropriately touched a patient.
According to a police report, this wasn't the first time a patient accused Burgos of crossing the line. North Las Vegas police reported that a patient accused him of kissing her in 2011.
The police report states Burgos groped a patient inside his office during what was supposed to be a medical exam. Police said Burgos hugged the woman and "started kissing her on the neck so she pushed him away and told him to stop."
The report goes on to read "he put his arms around her waist" and "lifted up the front of her shirt and she told him to stop repeatedly." He reportedly tried to hug and kiss the patient three or four times.
13 Action News checked with the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners for possible complaints against the doctor. The board gave him a clean bill of health, his license up-to-date and no disciplinary actions against him.
North Las Vegas police said more people are coming forward, claiming they are victims. Police are checking out their stories to see if they are legitimate.
13 Action News stopped by Burgos' North Las Vegas office Wednesday but the woman who answered door refused to answer our questions.
Octavio Ibarra, a friend who does landscaping work for Burgos, lives across the street from where Burgos owns rental property. He was almost speechless when we told him the news.
“This is a surprise for me,” Ibarra said. “For me, he’s a good person. He’s a good doctor.”
Ibarra did not believe the accusations.
“I don’t think he would that way,” Ibarra said.
This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are seeking any other possible victims.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
NOTE: A previous version of this story included a video that showed the exterior of a medical center that is not associated with Burgos in any way. We apologize for the error.