Dr. Eric Andrew Salata, 54, was charged with rape and later found dead in Florida.

According to the incident report, the Florida physician who was arrested for allegedly raping two patients while they were high on sedatives, tequila, and laughing gas was discovered dead in a ditch near his home on Monday evening. Last week, the allegations against the doctor were made public. A police spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the death of Dr. Eric Andrew Salata, 54, "does not appear to be suspicious."

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However, police have stated that Dr. Eric Andrew Salata's death has not yet been ruled a suicide because an autopsy has not been completed. Salata's body was discovered during a welfare check on Monday afternoon, according to an incident report.

Eric Andrew Salata, MD, accused
Two former patients allegedly accused him of raping them during a cosmetic surgery while they were under the influence of tequila, laughing gas, and sedatives, rendering them unconscious as a result of the combination of these drugs. The patients allegedly told police that they came to while Salata was engaging in sexual activity with them against their will, though the patients' identities have not been released by the authorities.