For­mer north doc­tor ac­cused of fondling sick fe­male para­medic

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A hospi­tal doc­tor ac­cused of mo­lest­ing three women fon­dled a para­medic’s breasts af­ter she asked for parac­eta­mol for a mild headache, a tri­bunal heard yes­ter­day.

Dr Maher Khet­yar put his hand into the wo­man’s bra and cupped and squeezed her breasts when he in­sisted on ex­am­in­ing her for car­diac problems, it was claimed.

It later emerged Khet­yar had been ac­cused in 2004 of cor­ner­ing a nurse in his of­fice at Caith­ness Gen­eral in Wick and un­zip­ping her tu­nic be­fore he ex­posed her breasts and said: “Ooh you have a nip­ple ring, do you have any oth­ers?”

But although po­lice were called in to in­ves­ti­gate that in­ci­dent, the probe was shelved and the nurse left her job feel­ing she was “made out to be a liar”.

Of­fi­cers con­tacted her again in 2014 when the para­medic and a third wo­man came for­ward to say they had been mo­lested by Khet­yar whilst he was treat­ing them at hospi­tals al­most 700 miles away in Sur­rey and Buck­ing­hamshire.

The para­medic, known as Ms C, claimed her en­counter with Khet­yar took place at High Wy­combe Hospi­tal in July 2013. She told the Med­i­cal Prac­ti­tion­ers Tri­bunal Ser­vice in Manch­ester that she re­quested some painkillers in the hospi­tal be­cause she had a headache.

She added: “It was Dr Khet­yar that of­fered to as­sist.

“I was asked to check my blood pres­sure in a cu­bi­cle.

“I un­did my but­tons to the re­quest of Mr Khet­yar. “Then the doc­tor put his hand down my top, squeezed my left breast and then my right breast for two sec­onds. ”

Khet­yar, from Slough, Berks, de­nied sex­u­ally mo­ti­vated be­hav­iour.

The hear­ing con­tin­ues. A man has ap­peared in court af­ter drugs worth more than £126,000 were re­cov­ered in Aberdeen.

Of­fi­cers car­ried out an in­tel­li­gence-led op­er­a­tion in Fer­ry­hill on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon and, in ad­di­tion to find­ing co­caine, cannabis and heroin, also dis­cov­ered £18,500 in cash.

Luke Marshall ap­peared in Aberdeen Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day, fac­ing a charge of be­ing in­volved in the sup­ply of drugs.

The 22-year-old, whose gen­eral ad­dress was given as Aberdeen, made no plea and was re­manded

Dr Maher Khet­yar

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