An obstetrician and gynecologist from Toms River, with a practice in Brick Township, heads to Brick Municipal Court to answer allegations of inappropriate contact with a patient.

Dr. Alfred B. Parchment, 53, was apprehended Tuesday and charged with harassment, according to information issued jointly by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Brick Police Chief James Riccio.

County Special Victims Unit Detective Alex Bromley and Brick PD Detective Dan Waleski looked into allegations of contact with a woman at the end of a medical exam at Brick Women's Physicians, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The charge is listed as a disorderly persons offense, a misdemeanor, authorities said. Parchment was released on a summons and ordered to appear in Brick Municipal Court. Investigators notified the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.

Criminal charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.

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