On June 1, 2009, the San Jose Police Department began investigating an allegation of child molest by Dr. Benva Lazar. The juvenile victim accused Dr. Lazar of fondling her breasts while she was receiving a dental examination at his office located at 5710 Cahalan Ave. #9 in San Jose.
On August 10, 2009, Dr. Lazar was arrested booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for a felony arrest warrant for Sexual Battery.
Prior to this arrest, on October 30, 2008, Dr. Lazar was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for a felony arrest warrant stemming from an initial investigation of Sexual Battery involving an adult victim. Following this arrest, a press release brought forth five additional victims with similar allegations. Dr. Lazar plead “no contest” to six counts of misdemeanor battery involving the above mentioned victims. These alleged victims were adults.
The new allegation is concerning as it involves a child victim. The San Jose Police Department is urging parents of juvenile patients of Dr. Lazar to talk to their children about their medical examinations in an effort to identify other possible child victims.