Former Toledo Plastic Surgeon Sentenced to Max Penalty for Drugging, Filming, Having Sex with Woman

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, November 19, 2021

Former Toledo-based plastic surgeon Manish Gupta was sentenced to about 19.5 years in prison for illegally dispensing controlled substances, aggravated sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. The charges came as part of an investigation into an incident of Gupta drugging, filming and having sex with a woman. 

Gupta, 50, pleaded guilty to felony charges back in April after originally pleading not guilty to the charges against him. On Monday, he was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 235 months, a fine of $250,000 and more than $57,000 in restitution.

"Mr. Gupta meticulously planned his attacks, including which controlled substances to pull from his medical office so that he could incapacitate vulnerable women and record his sexual assaults," said Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan. "The brave women who spoke out, along with the dedicated work of the FBI and prosecutors assigned to this case, ensured that Mr. Gupta was brought to justice and will no longer be a threat to women."

At the time of his arrest in 2020, Gupta was a board-certified plastic surgeon and medical doctor licensed by the State of Ohio and Michigan and owned Artisan Cosmetic Surgery with two offices in Ohio and one in Michigan.

According to a court filing in U.S. District Court, an investigation into Gupta began in January 2019 alleging that he improperly drugged and performed sex acts on an adult female high-end escort in 2016 while Gupta was in Los Angeles.

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