Serdula, 48, of Marietta, was re-arrested Dec. 17 and is being held without bond in Cobb Jail on additional charges of unlawful surveillance, aggravated sodomy and sexual assault.
Police first arrested Serdula on Nov. 18, 2009, accusing him of recording women on a hidden cell phone camera in a bathroom at Goldstein Garber & Salama dental office on Galleria Parkway. Investigators later seized videos from Serdula's home that revealed "criminal conduct against persons who were under anesthesia at various medical or dental facilities," police said.
On Feb. 18, a Cobb grand jury indicted Serdula on numerous felony charges, including unlawful surveillance, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy and sexual assault against a person in custody. The allegations stemmed from incidents that were said to have occurred in a restroom, dental office treatment rooms, and hospital labor and delivery rooms. The sexual assault charges - from the original indictment and the one handed down Dec. 16 - were stated to have occurred at WellStar Cobb Hospital.
Serdula was a contract certified registered nurse anesthetist who worked for various dental or medical physicians, not one in particular, in the metro area and outside the state, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said previously.
All incidents were stated to have occurred between November 2008 to October 2009.
Serdula's trial is scheduled for April 11 before Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green.
On Oct. 19, five female patients who claimed to be assaulted by Serdula while under anesthesia at WellStar Cobb Hospital filed suit against WellStar Health System, claiming the hospital should have prevented the crimes. One plaintiff is a minor.
Four of the patients in the lawsuit were at the hospital to deliver babies via cesarean section, and the minor was undergoing an emergency appendectomy. According to the suit, Serdula administered some drugs without medical justification, and gave excessive doses, leaving the new mothers unable to recall their babies' births.
The suit seeks damages "in excess of $10,000." The plaintiff's lead attorney estimated that the civil trial could occur within 12 to 16 months from when the suit was filed in October.