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Louisiana pediatrician accused of obscenity, sexual battery

Dr. Brian Zganjar / Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
Dr. Brian Zganjar / Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office(KNOE)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM CST
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Deputies in Livingston Parish have arrested a doctor after multiple women reportedly accused him of behaving inappropriately.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says Dr. Brian Zganjar, 51, of Denham Springs, was arrested Jan. 14 after a week-long investigation on one count of sexual battery, two counts of simple battery, and three counts of obscenity.

“Because of the nature of this case, I can’t go into much detail. I can tell you that we have received credible complaints regarding 51-year-old Brian E. Zganjar. Those complaints from adult females include unwanted touching and the repeated exposing of genitalia. Some of those complaints date back to 2018, with some as recent as the 2019 holiday season,” Ard said.

Zganjar was released the same day on a $76,000 bond.

He is currently employed at the Pediatric Associates of Denham Springs clinic. According to the clinic’s website, Zganjar became a board-certified pediatrician in 1996.

His office posted on Facebook shortly after the announcement of Zganjar’s arrest.

“It is with great misfortune that social media is the way it is today and this post is having to be made," the post begins. “Many patients have contacted me in regards to the very recent arrest of Dr. Brian Zganjar. While we would LOVE to give all the details regarding the charges that have been placed it is an active investigation and we are not allowed to speak on any details. These charges and an arrest was made WITHOUT interviewing Dr. Zganjar nor does an arrest mean a guilty verdict has been given. Our practice will continue to run as it has without ANY interruption and Dr. Zganjar will be in the office. We apologize for ANY negative light being shined on the amazing practice we have and the patients we care for each day.”

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call LPSO at 225-686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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