North Las Vegas Doctor Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Prosecutors Getting More Time In Search For More Possible Victims

Mitch Kelly
October 08, 2019 - 7:07 am



NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge is giving prosecutors two months to file criminal charges or drop criminal allegations against a licensed physical therapist accused of sexual contact with a person in his office.

Michel Rantissi Jr.’s defense attorney, David Chesnoff, accused police on Tuesday of a rush to judgment ahead of Rantissi’s arrest last week on sexual assault and lewdness charges.

Rantissi appeared with Chesnoff in court in North Las Vegas, where police issued a statement Saturday saying investigators were looking for more possible victims.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the 46-year-old Rantissi has had an active state physical therapy license since May 2003 and no disciplinary action against him by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board.