Prominent Connecticut eye doctor charged with sexual assault

January 14, 2020

By a Biometrica staffer

A prominent Connecticut eye doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman repeatedly over a lengthy period of time, according to an AP report. Some of the assaults by the man, 35-year old Dr Ian Gorovoy, allegedly even occurred when the woman’s child was present.

Gorovoy has been charged with four counts of third-degree sexual assault and four counts of risk of injury to a child. His lawyer, Edward Gavin, said his client turned himself in after being told there was a warrant for his arrest.

At one point, Gorovoy even told the woman she would have sex with him if he pointed a gun at her head, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. He lives and practices ophthalmology in Fairfield, where he began practicing in 2016.

While waiting to be arraigned on his charges, Gorovoy complained that he had a “very busy practice” to court personnel. That statement, allegedly, received no sympathy from Superior Court Judge Tracy Lee Dayton who set bond at $150,000.

“The allegations in this case are very disturbing,” said Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina.

However, Gorovoy’s lawyer Gavin said he and his client look forward to defending against these baseless claims.