Man ordered deported in sex offense case

August 03, 1994|By Alan J. Craver | Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer

A 72-year-old man accused of fondling an Ellicott City woman while posing as a doctor earlier this year was ordered to return to his native India yesterday by a Howard Circuit Court judge.

Dhirendrakumar Giraharlal Kiri, who is not licensed to practice medicine, agreed to leave the United States within two weeks after county prosecutors said they would put his case on the court's inactive docket.

Cases on the inactive docket are not pursued by prosecutors unless the defendant commits another crime within a three-year period.

Charges are then removed from a defendant's record at the end of the period.

Judge James Dudley said in his ruling that Mr. Kiri will be permitted to return to the United States in three years.

Charles Jerome Ware, a Columbia attorney who represented Mr. Kiri, said his client wanted to return to his home in New Delhi to be with his wife, who is ill.

The lawyer said Mr. Kiri will not come back to Maryland.

"He's had enough of the United States," Mr. Ware said.

Mr. Kiri, who was visiting relatives in Ellicott City at the time of the alleged incident, was charged with battery and a sexual offense after his arrest March 10.

A 50-year-old woman reported to police that she met Mr. Kiri at an Ellicott City church in February.

After telling him of a knee injury, Mr. Kiri told her he was a doctor and arranged to visit her home to give her physical therapy, police said.

On a Feb. 5 visit, Mr. Kiri asked the woman to take off her clothes so he could check her body fat, police said. He measured her hips, waist and bust and allegedly touched her breasts.

After reporting the incident, the woman agreed to arrange another meeting with Mr. Kiri so investigators could record the meeting with a hidden video camera.

At the March 10 meeting, he again allegedly fondled the woman.

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