Novi Pediatrician Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct

Jeffrey Lee Dembs to be arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court on three charges of criminal sexual conduct.

A Novi pediatrician is facing arraignment Monday on three charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Jeffrey Lee Dembs, 61, a West Bloomfield resident and doctor at the My Kid's Doc office on 12 Mile Road in Novi, is being accused on a count of first degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct, all with a person younger than 13.

The incidents are believed to have occurred on or about spring 2009 to summer 2010. According to Troy-based criminal defense attorney Gerry Gleeson, Dembs went on a voluntary leave of absence after the arrest was made in late November.

"That decision should not reflect on (Dembs) personally," Gleeson said Friday. "We categorically deny these charges and I personally look forward to vindicating him in the courts."

According to Circuit Court Judge Daniel O'Brien's office, Dembs is not in custody, being arraigned by mail and will be in court for a pretrial exam Feb. 4.

If found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct, Dembs could face life in jail. 


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