Dr. Nareshkumar Gandalal Patel – who goes by “Naresh” – has generated decades of controversy in the Outpatient Services for Women abortion facility in the Oklahoma City suburb of Warr Acres. He has been accused of raping three women, sexually harassing his employees, burning the bodies of dozens of aborted babies in a rural area, and causing serious lifelong injury to a 15-year-old girl during a botched abortion.
In June, the state began an investigation into Patel's operations upon learning that he had performed an “abortion” on a woman, Pamela King, whose cervical cancer was so far advanced that she could not have been pregnant at the time.
Three state agencies sent a total of three undercover investigators into Patel's office, none of whom were pregnant. Patel confirmed that they were expecting, gave each one five tablets of the abortion drug RU-486, and charged them $620, the women say.
Police arrested the 62-year-old on December 9 and charged him with three counts of obtaining money under a false pretense. The crime carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail and a $15,000 fine.
But the state's Assistant Attorney General, Megan Tilly, told The Oklahoman that she asked for the additional jail time “based on the egregious nature of the allegations and Dr. Patel’s use of his medical practice as a criminal enterprise to defraud vulnerable women.”