Baton Rouge physician charged with sexual battery

Howard Gidden (Source: EBRSO)
Howard Gidden (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, a Baton Rouge physician has been arrested and charged with simple battery and sexual battery.

Howard Gidden, 63, is a physician at a local medical clinic. He is accused of behaving in an inappropriate manner with a 24-year-old female on four separate doctor's visits, beginning in April 2013.

Gidden was arrested Friday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Anyone who may have information on this incident please contact the Sex Crimes Division at 389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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