77-year-old Palm Beach County doctor accused of sexual battery

Posted at 1:54 PM, October 25, 2022 and last updated 3:13 PM, December 13, 2022

By Scott Sutton

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WPTV) — A Palm Beach County podiatrist was arrested on a sexual battery charge, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said that detectives on March 29 received an allegation by a patient that Dr. Saul Lipsman, 77, of Palm Beach Gardens had committed sexual misconduct.

Dr. Saul Lipsman (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

A probable cause affidavit stated that the incident involved a 61-year-old woman, who was visiting Palm Beach County to see her parents.

The victim told investigators that she was having foot pain and her parents suggested she go see their podiatrist in Lake Worth.

The woman visited Lipsman’s office on March 11 and he gave her an injection, which she said made the pain go away.

Investigators said Lipsman then called the woman back the next day and told her he had received a new cream that could be beneficial to her and asked her to return to his office.

When the woman came back to his office the next day, she said Lipsman touched her inappropriately and also tried to kiss her.

Barbera said probable cause was established to charge Lipsman with one count of sexual battery on a person over 18.

Judge John Parnofiello signed an arrest warrant on Thursday.

Lipsman was located Friday, arrested and booked at the main Palm Beach County Jail.

Jail records show that bond was set at $10,000, and Lipsman was released from custody Saturday.

Detectives believe that there may be additional victims.

Anyone who may have been a victim of Lipsman is urged to contact Detective Jessica Guarducci at 561-688-4148 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

This story was originally published Oct. 24, 2022 by WPTV in West Palm Beach, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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