Local dentist charged with child molestation
March 4, 2011
By Tim Pfarr
Newcastle resident and dentist Gil Furman was charged in January with one count of second-degree child molestation and two counts of third-degree child molestation.
Furman allegedly molested a teenage girl for two and a half years beginning when the girl was 13 and ending when she was 15, according to charging documents.
Furman — who is married with children — was 35 when the alleged molestation began.
Furman was arrested and arraigned Jan. 25, and he pleaded not guilty. He was given conditional release and a no-contact order with the girl.
A case setting hearing is scheduled for March 22 in King County Superior Court.
If Furman is convicted on all counts, he will face a sentence between about four and a half years and 10 years in prison, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
The girl reported the situation to a school adviser in November, according to charging documents.
The alleged molestation occurred weekly, and Furman allegedly pushed the girl to a wall and kissed and groped her, sometimes under her clothes but over her underwear.
She said that happened more than 50 times, usually with others nearby but out of sight.