Manor Park doctor cleared sex assault
A doctor has been cleared of assaulting a young patient who turned up at casualty complaining of stomach pain.
Mohammed Zaman, 48, was alleged to have invited the 20-year-old university student out for a meal before conducting an intimate examination on her without gloves or a chaperone.
Zaman, who was working a shift at University College Hospital’s casualty department in central London, denied performing an internal – though he had considered one because of her lower abdominal pain.
The married doctor was cleared of sexually assaulting the woman by penetration on February 6 last year.
The patient went to the accident and emergency unit off Tottenham Court Road after work and she claimed he had smirked and laughed as he touched her.
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She told her mother, a nurse, who called police when she heard her account.
Zaman, of Strone Road, Manor Park, denied assault by penetration and was cleared.
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