Algonquin Dentist Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault

Algonquin Dentist Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault

An Algonquin dentist has been charged with criminal sexual assault at his dental office.

According to an Algonquin Police Department news release, Eman A. Shirazi, 42, of Lakewood, was taken into custody at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2018) at the Water Tower Family Dental, 1496 Merchant Drive, Algonquin.

Shirazi was charged with criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint. He was transferred to the McHenry County Correctional Facility to await a bond hearing.

Police said the arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of a criminal sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at the business on Jan. 11.

“The victim in this incident is reported to have had a professional relationship with Shirazi and the dental practice,” Algonquin Deputy Chief of Operations Ryan Markham said in the news release. “At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident and the Algonquin Police Department have had no additional reports of similar incidents at the business.”

The matter continues to be investigated by members of the Algonquin Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

The charges against Shirazi are not proof of guilt. He is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release