Who is Eric Andrew Salata? Florida doc rapes patients after knocking them out with tequila, laughing gas

Police alleged that Dr Salata drugged two patients, ages 51 and 72 after they came to his practice for a cosmetic procedure

Who is Eric Andrew Salata? Florida doc rapes patients after knocking them out with tequila, laughing gas
Eric Andrew Salata is accused of sexually abusing two patients he drugged for painful procedures (Collier County Sheriff's Office)
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NAPLES, FLORIDA: According to police in Naples, Florida, they detained a 54-year-old doctor on Monday, November 21 after two of his patients accused him of raping them while they were under the influence of tequila, laughing gas, and sedatives.  Dr Eric Andrew Salata, who has purportedly worked in the medical sector for 30 years, is said to have engaged in oral sex with a woman who recovered consciousness while a cosmetic operation. The incident took place at the Pura Vida Medical Spa, located at 350 5th Avenue South, Unit #203. 

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Police have not released the identity of the woman who claimed Salata offered her tequila before the surgery and advised her to take Xanax and laughing gas because it would be "painful" and make her entirely unconscious. According to Naples police, Salata was arrested on Tuesday on two counts of sexual battery on a physically helpless person, Daily Beast reported.

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According to victim 1, the day before her appointment, Salata allegedly gave her the depressive Alprazolam and instructed her to take it when she showed up for her operation. According to police, he told her the treatment would be "excruciatingly painful and take three to four hours."

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As per the update on November 22, The Naples Police Department has received reports from women who claim they were sexually assaulted while obtaining cosmetic medical treatments at the Pura Vida Medical Spa over the course of the previous four weeks. The report reads, "One victim advised being administered nitrous oxide to assist with sedation and pain from the procedure. During the procedure, as the nitrous oxide was wearing off, she found Dr Salata performing sexual intercourse. The victim felt shocked after the sedation subsided about what had taken place, contacted police, and submitted to a sexual assault examination which was sent to the FDLE laboratory for the continuing investigation." The second victim came forward and gave the authorities a similar story of what happened to her while she was being sedated at the Pura Vida Medical Spa by Salata. police said that the FDLE lab also received proof of the detectives' collection of sexual assault evidence.

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On Monday night November 21, 2022, Salata was apprehended at the Pura Vida Clinic and charged with two counts of Sexual Battery to a Physically Helpless Person. Law&Crime reported, On Tuesday, Salata was released from the Collier County Jail after posting a $200,000 bond. He does not have an attorney on file.

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