Doc­tor ac­cused of breast grope

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - 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 while he was treat­ing them at hospi­tals 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 she re­quested some painkillers.

She added: “The doc­tor put his hand down my top, squeezed my left breast and then my right breast for two sec­onds. He put his hand down in­side my bra and groped.” Khet­yar, now 45 and a mar­ried fa­ther of two, de­nies sex­u­ally mo­ti­vated be­hav­iour.

The hear­ing con­tin­ues.

Maher Khet­yar

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