Bishop doctor arrested on sexual battery charge

Bishop Police Department press release

Crime/Offense :
Sexual Battery arrest – PC 243.4(c)

Monday afternoon, Ashvin Pandya of Bishop was taken into custody at his Bishop area office without incident.

He was subsequently booked into the county jail. The arrest followed an investigation in which the adult victim had alleged the sexual battery.

Information jointly developed by Bishop Police Department and Inyo County District Attorney Investigators led to the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to telephone the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.


(Note:) Dr. Ashvin C. Pandya, MD, operates a family medical practice in the Bishop area.


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18 Responses to Bishop doctor arrested on sexual battery charge

  1. Jimmy August 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    In America you are considered innocent until proven guilty or at least until the papers come out the next morning.

  2. Bill Altaffer July 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Dr. Pandya is a great doctor. I think he was set up.

  3. Sunny June 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    I will be very surprised if this unfortunate incident proves to be true. Dr. Ashvin Pandya is our family doctor for over 8 years, have not seen him any loose talk or any mean behavior. I have seen his other patients at my work speak high of him. Lets wait for the investigation and not jump to conclusion. I am really really shocked at this news.

  4. Benn there June 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    Nobody cares about ruining a person reputation! It all depends on who you know and what connections you have. !!

  5. Xandra Maddock June 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Loved him and his paps!!!! Don’t Believe it!

  6. Hmmm June 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Trouble, maybe you should wait for the facts of the case to become public before you judge who “ruined” a sixty one year old Doctors career. Just saying….

    • Trouble June 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

      Just proves innocent until proven guilty doesn’t mean squat any more: But what do I know?

  7. Trouble June 21, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    I really feel that police press press releases like this one are unfair to the accused. Especially when it’s ruins a sixty one year old doctors reputation .

    • Rick O'Brien June 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

      I see a change of venue hearing in the very near future.

    • Pedro June 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

      Trouble is that the First Ammendment helps protect people from being “disappeared” by secret arrest. Public information about arrests can bring out witnesses to defend the accused’s innocence, and allow citizens to demand a fair trial to find the truth. As hard as this is on the accused the alternatives could be much worse. Do you really want to give the government more room to operate in secrecy?

      • sugarmagnolia June 23, 2016 at 7:52 am #

        I don’t think a one sided press release is something that helps the accused, as your post seems to imply.

        • Pedro June 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

          Arrest records are public information as recognized by the Supreme Court.. Sierrawave and other media has the right to publish that information. The police have to release that information if requested. I imagine with this case they received,, or anticipated receiving, requests, and prepared a press release that gave the minimum required info.

          It would only be one sided if the media didn’t give the accused equal access. That press release is pretty tame and just saying they had probable cause for a warrant to arrest on certain charges. The real problem is when people form lynch mobs over probable cause, and support,media that fans flames for profit over judicial process

          As to why the accused, and society as a whole, is better offf under a transparent justice system; take a look at the history of covert justice systems such as East German STASI, the KGB, or some of the crap J Edgar Hoover’s FBI pulled, that press release could bring information to the defense that helps te accused.

        • Charles O. Jones June 24, 2016 at 6:41 am #

          One sided??
          The press release doesn’t take a position. It just states the facts of the arrest and asks the public to come forward if they have any relevant information. How is that one sided?

        • R Williams October 8, 2019 at 10:51 am #

          Neither my wife or myself believe this unsubstituted charge. He is still in practice and as busy as ever. No one believes the plaintive. A shake-down for money is all it was.

          • David Dennison October 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

            R Williams…..and if he was found not guilty or if they were proved to be unsubstantiated or false charges,or charges that were never filed….on this over 3 year old story….it’s sure not doing him any favors bringing it all up again…geez…

          • Question Authority October 9, 2019 at 5:51 am #

            This is typical of Inyo DA Tom Hardy’s dubious behavior:

            He issues an inflammatory press release, accusing a man of a terrible crime and causing great upset in the community, but then NEVER tells the public what happened.

            This is a disservice both to the cause of justice and to the public, who pays his salary.

            He needs to be voted out of office.

  8. Tinner June 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Nothing surprises me anymore.

    • tourbillon June 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

      Nor me. Including false arrests by an increasingly incompetent yet autocratic government. Maybe they got this one right. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.


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