Groping doctor struck off
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.