GP ‘touched inappropriately’
A MARRIED doctor is on trial accused of groping three female patients.
Dr Shrivas Kini, 62, is alleged to have assaulted one of the women after she had undergone a laser hair removal treatment.
He is also accused of sexually assaulting another patient at his clinic and indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl while working as a GP in another town.
Leeds Crown Court heard that one of the alleged victims made a complaint to police after undergoing a procedure at Kini’s clinic in Leeds, West Yorks, in November 2010.
Sharon Beattie, prosecuting, told the jury the woman went for her appointment with Kini and he hugged her and kissed her on the lips.
The victim broke down in tears in the witness box as she told the court that Kini had assaulted her while applying cream after a hair removal treatment.
Kini then allegedly started to touch her inappropriately for a few minutes.
The woman told the court: “I froze, I covered my face. I let him do that to me.
“I have got to live with that for the rest of my life.”
Kini denies one charge of indecent assault, one charge of sexual assault and one charge of assault by penetration.
The trial continues.
CHARGED: Dr Kini denies indecent assaults