Grop­ing doc­tor struck off

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - SE­NIOR RE­PORTER

A PEN­RITH doc­tor has been struck off for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing his 17-year-old re­cep­tion­ist on her first day at work.

The Health Care Com­plaints Com­mis­sion took Dr Nadi Hanna to the NSW Civil and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal, which found the Pen­rith GP guilty of pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct and called for his reg­is­tra­tion to be can­celled.

A GP for about 30 years, Dr Hanna had been con­victed of ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault in July 2016 against a 17-year-old re­cep­tion­ist on her first day of em­ploy­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice state­ment of ev­i­dence, on her first day at the Pen­rith Skin Can­cer Foun­da­tion clinic, she came out of Dr Hanna’s pri­vate of­fice vis­i­bly shaken and cry­ing.

She told an­other staff mem­ber what had hap­pened and be­came hys­ter­i­cal. She later went to po­lice and re­counted that Dr Hanna had kissed her with­out her con­sent and then forcibly grabbed her but­tocks, putting his hands down her pants and touch­ing her groin.

The com­plaint also al­leged Dr Hanna en­gaged in other in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­duct with his for­mer re­cep­tion­ist in­clud­ing of­fer­ing her money and ask­ing her out for din­ner.

At the Tri­bunal hear­ing on April 13, Dr Hanna ad­mit­ted the con­duct and ad­mit­ted it was in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

The Tri­bunal found Dr Hanna guilty of pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct and rep­ri­manded him and can­celled his reg­is­tra­tion.

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