A woman has stepped forward with allegations that she was sexually assaulted while anesthetized by a man who is alleged to have run an illegal dermatology clinic in the Mission district.
Prosecutors said Carlos Guzmangarza, 49, of San Francisco, impersonated a legally practicing Bay Area physician’s assistant named Carlos Guzman while operating an illegal dermatology practice, called Derma Clinic, in the 2500 block of Mission Street.
Allegations against Guzmangarza came to light when a woman who said she had received an extremely inexpensive liposuction procedure ended up with an infection. She claimed Guzmangarza charged her the bargain-basement price of $3,000 for the procedure. He puffed on a cigar and had the patient hold on to the IV bag during the operation, prosecutors said.
The media attention the case garnered since Guzmangarza was first charged in December has encouraged more patients to come forward, District Attorney George Gascón said.
On Tuesday, prosecutors tacked on 17 additional charges related to two of the newest alleged victims. Of the nine accusers, two claim the fake doctor sexually assaulted them, prosecutors said. One of the accusers said she was put under during a procedure and Guzmangarza then raped her, court documents said.
If convicted, Guzmangarza faces more than 30 years in state prison. Guzmangarza remains in custody on $1 million bail. He is next scheduled to appear in court July 17, prosecutors said.