Dr. Ernesto Torres, a Frederick pediatrician who is charged with raping a female patient, was released from jail Wednesday night after he posted bond.

Torres, who is charged with a count of second-degree rape, second-degree assault and fourth-degree sexual offense, was ordered by Judge Julia Martz-Fisher to be released on home detention after he posted a $100,000 bond.

Under home detention, Torres will be able to attend work, medical and religious appointments. He must also surrender his passport if he has one. During his bail review Wednesday afternoon, Torres told Martz-Fisher that he no longer possesses a Peruvian passport.

Martz-Fisher declined to determine if Torres could continue to practice medicine while in the judicial process. She left that to the medical board.

Maryland Board of Physicians spokeswoman Yemisi Koya said in an email that under law, the board cannot disclose such information in a record.

Torres’ practice was closed on Thursday, and he did not answer a call to the number listed for him.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

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How many people are getting paid off of this? Or do we see a defimation lawsuit at the end of this ordeal?


If the medical board pulls his license, and he hasn’t been found guilty, andnhes later found innocent - someone’s gonna get sued


Not sure why they would get paid. I mean, if someone hits me over the head and gets arrested for assault i don't get paid.

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