Former north doctor accused of fondling sick female paramedic
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