Clarksburg VA doctor indicted on federal sex charges

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A doctor who worked at the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital in Clarksburg, is facing federal sex charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dr. Kenneth Ramdat, 65, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted on two counts of “Abusive Sexual Contact” and two counts of “Simple Assault.” Ramdat is accused of touching two staff women’s breasts without permission in two separate incidents in August 2019 and October 2019 at the hospital.

Ramdat faces up to two years of in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each of the sexual contact counts and faces up to six months of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000 for the assault counts.

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, the FBI, the Veterans Affairs Police and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated the case.

Ramdat is listed on several websites as a “family medicine specialist.”

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin released the following statement regarding the indictment:

“The climate and culture of our VA Medical Centers starts at the top. If the allegations against Dr. Kenneth Ramdat are proven true, it is yet another sign that the Clarksburg VAMC leadership have abdicated their duty to the staff, the Veterans in their care, and all West Virginians as heinous behavior continues to occur under their watch. It is simply unacceptable that our Veterans and staff are not in a safe environment at the Clarksburg VAMC. How many more West Virginians and Veterans must endure this inexcusable treatment before action is taken to fix these systemic issues? As a pattern of negligence continues to emerge, action must be taken to right these wrongs. As a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I will ensure these systemic problems at the Clarksburg VAMC are thoroughly investigated, and I hope that as this case progresses, the women affected by these alleged actions receive justice.”

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

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