Branford doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient

BRANFORD — A pediatrician has been charged with sexually assaulting a 20-year-old patient during a medical examination last month, according to local police.

Michael Sheehan was charged Friday with second-degree sexual assault, Branford police said in a Facebook post at 3:08 p.m.

Led by the Branford Police Department’s Detective Division, a “thorough investigation” into the assault charge determined it occurred during a “scheduled medical examination,” according to police. The examination took place in late June, police said.

Sheehan has been employed by the medical practice Branford Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine since July 1, 2008, and has worked in the Clinton and Branford offices, according to police. His profile appears to have been removed from the firm’s website.

Anyone with information regarding the case can email Sgt. Clerkin at or submit an anonymous tip by calling 203-315-3909.

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