The Frankfort pediatrician facing a felony sex case for allegedly groping five women in his office and already targeted in no less than three civil suits filed by women claiming he molested them was sued again Thursday.
This time, one of Dr. Kishor Jain's patients from the Hedges Clinic has accused the pediatrician of sexually assaulting her underage daughter.
The woman, identified only as "Mother Doe" in the suit, said she took her daughter to Jain's office on June 19, 2012, for an examination and to get a prescription refilled.
After the visit, the child followed her mother out, the lawsuit said, "when all of a sudden (Jain) unbuttoned and unzipped the minor plaintiff's pants while she was standing and put his hand inside her underwear."
Jain then "put his fingers on the vagina of the minor plaintiff and pinched or squeezed several times before removing his hand," the suit said.
The child is identified only as "Jane Doe." Her age is not provided in the lawsuit but she is described as a minor.
The other people suing Jain are all adults, as are the alleged victims named in the criminal complaint.
The avalanche of civil and criminal allegations burying Jain was set off by a lawsuit filed by a 29-year-old Manteno woman in January. The woman, Jessica Schubbe, had told the Frankfort police Jain had groped her in 2011. The police reportedly forwarded the results of their investigation to a special prosecutor assigned to the case, but the matter languished until after Schubbe pursued her civil action.
The criminal and civil allegations are nothing new to Jain. He weathered a criminal case in 2002 after he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly groping a Joliet woman in his office. The case was handed off to the Illinois Attorney General's Office after it was determined a staffer in the Will County State's Attorney's office had a relative who had been treated by a physician at the Hedges Clinic.
Jain was found not guilty. The case was later expunged.
Two other women also sued Jain in 2002. Records show the case was settled out of court in May 2007.
The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation indefinitely suspended Jain's medical license earlier this month. The suspension resulted from Jain's refusal to testify at a hearing on his alleged sexual misconduct.