A North Carolina abortion doctor, who had been caught on tape making racist remarks in 2012, was arrested and charged with rape Thursday morning.

According to WBTV, Ashutosh Ron Virmani was taken into custody around 3:09 a.m. for allegedly raping a 49-year-old woman inside a home.

Ashutosh Ron Virmani. (Image source: Mecklenburg County Jail via WBTV)

Ashutosh Ron Virmani. (Image source: Mecklenburg County Jail via WBTV)

He faces charges for second degree rape and two counts of second degree sexual offense, the local CBS outlet reported.

Virmani was later released on a $150,000 bond and is expected to be in court on May 30.

The abortion doctor had ignited controversy in 2012 when he made a racist remark after being confronted by a group of pro-life activists.

“Let me see you adopt one of those ugly black babies,” he told them.

Virmani, who lost his medical license in 1992, has battled legal troubles in the past over his practice.

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