Case against doctor delayed a month

Ilangovan Govindarajan

Ilangovan Govindarajan

KINGMAN - The case against a Kingman doctor will have to wait another month as the Mohave County Attorney's Office continues to gather evidence.

Dr. Ilangovan Govindarajan, 43, of Kingman, is facing 32 counts of sexual abuse and aggravated assault.

He is accused of allegedly inappropriately touching female employees. Govingdarajan is known to his patients as Dr. Govan.

Govindarajan's attorney, Clark Derrick, told the court Friday that the defense had not received all the material the County Attorney's Office planned to use in the case.

Deputy County Attorney Megan McCoy said that they had released everything that they had except a box of paperwork that the office had received Thursday.

The office was still making copies of the paperwork detailing the hospital's investigation into the charges against Govindarajan. The copies would be forwarded to the defense attorneys as soon as they were finished.

Derrick asked the court to continue the hearing and the discussion of the defense's motion to remand the case back to a grand jury to a later date.

The defense filed the motion to remand the case a month ago.

Commissioner Lee Jantzen continued the hearing to 3 p.m. on Aug. 15.

The Arizona Medical Board agreed to allow Govindarajan to continue to see patients in his private practice, as long as a licensed female provider acts as a chaperone when he sees any female patients.

He is also required to attend an eight-week class on Behavioral Medicine at a clinic in Atlanta, Ga. He began attending the classes on June 30, according to court records.