Meriden dentist accused of sexually assaulting patients

Jeffrey Krahling (Photo: Meriden Police)

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Jeffrey Krahling has been arrested for the third time in two months after he allegedly sexually assaulted three women in the dental chair. Sgt. John Mennone with the Meriden Police Department said, “There were two arrests since September and the most current one was a couple of days ago.”

“There were three separate incidences from what I’m gathering. All three of them were fourth degree sexual assault.”

Police said the alleged assaults happened between 2015 and 2016. Krahling was arrested twice this past September and then again on October 28th. The latest victim to come forward said the 51-year-old dentist assaulted her during surgery after giving her a light blue liquid to drink. The victim told detectives the drink caused her to be sleepy and that is when investigators said he sexually assaulted her. The victim told police she was alone in the room with Krahling at the time.

News 8 went to Krahling’s Meriden office, but were told he left early Wednesday morning.

“He was very friendly he was nice,” said Karen Silvia-Shapiro.

Those who work in the building on Curtis street say Krahling is still taking patients.

“People wanted to know where his office was so I walked them down the hallway and the little elderly lady very nice in a wheel chair said I hope he is a nice dentist,” said Silvia-Shapiro.

“If anyone has gone to this particular doctor. Obviously if they feel that there was improprieties they should definitely come forward,” said Sgt. Mennone.

Krahling was released on a $100,000 court set bond. Officials said his court cases and the investigation is ongoing.