Doctor accused of sex assault after sedating patient with morphine

Doctor accused of sex assault after sedating patient with morphine
Published: 2016 January 14 08:24:31 (7777 Views)
A top doctor is reportedly being investigated over claims he sexually assaulted a patient.

Dr David Newman, 45, a respected emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, is accused of coming on a young female patient's face while she was incapacitated.

The 22-year-old woman reportedly told police the medic knocked her out with morphine after she attended the hospital with a shoulder injury, according to the Daily News.

The hospital confirmed to the newspaper that is it aware of the allegations against Dr Newman, who has reportedly been barred from seeing patients while the investigation is conducted.

Dr Newman has not yet commented on the allegations and no charges are believed to have been filed.



The woman - who claims she was unable to move because she was heavily medicated - then alleges she felt semen on her face, which she said Newman wiped off with a blanket.

According to the newspaper, the woman drifted in and out of consciousness before she was woken by a nurse and another doctor, Dr Andrew Jagoda.

She claims, once she came to, she went to the bathroom where she spotted what appeared to be semen on her face and chest.

She reportedly told police she wiped the substance off with her gown before placing it in a plastic bag along with her bedding.

The woman allegedly reported the incident to Dr Jagoda, who offered to call the police before she fled the hospital when the physician explained his supervisor, to whom she had asked to speak with, was in fact Dr Newman.

Dr Newman is an Iraq war veteran who has been described as a leading voice for health care reforms.
 



Source - Mirror

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