Doctor arrested on child pornography charges

By: News Staff


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ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) – Attleboro police have arrested a doctor at St. Luke’s Hospital following a four-month investigation.

Sujan Kayastha, 37, was taken into custody after police say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Attleboro resident last December.

He was arrested on charges of Possession of Child Pornography, two counts of Disseminating obscene matter to a minor, two counts of Electronic enticement of a child for prostitution, and trafficking of a person for sexual servitude. 

Thursday afternoon, Southcoast Health released a statement saying, “We are disturbed to learn of the allegations and arrest of Dr. Sujan Kayastha. Dr. Kayastha has immediately been relieved of his duties pending review of this matter.”

Police say they also found child porn on multiple mobile devices. 

He is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Attleboro District Court.

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