In September 2008, Dr. Wazir Nadir Ali was arrested in Rowland Heights due to allegations of sexual assault on patients. Two women originally came forward claiming the doctor assaulted them during examinations, using the exams as pretext for the assaults. The publicity of the first two victims’ claims prompted more victims to bring forward their accusations. In all, Dr. Ali was charged with six counts of penetration with a foreign object and two counts of sexual battery. While he originally denied the charges, he eventually accepted a plea deal which dismissed the counts of sexual penetration, limiting his sentence to just three years of probation and registering as a sex offender. While the sentence was lightened due to the plea deal, having to register as a sex offender prompted the Medical Board of California to demand a revocation of his license to practice medicine in the state.