A jury convicted a (Muslim) doctor of raping a patient at a hospital — and sentenced him to probation
Excerpt: The incident occurred Nov. 2, 2013, when the woman was a patient at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. She told authorities that a male doctor came to her room three times that night, raping her during the third visit. The woman, who was attached to machines and was sedated, was unable to fight and tried to call for help, but the nurses’ call button had been unplugged, court records say. She reported the incident the following morning and agreed to a rape-kit test. ... DNA tests led investigators to Sheikh two years later, in October 2015. Sheikh, an internal medicine resident who was on call at the hospital at the time of the incident, was seen on surveillance video and logged his badge to go to the floor where the woman’s room was located at least 12 times, the Houston Chronicle reported. ... Sheikh, a doctor at Baylor College of Medicine at the time of the incident, testified that he went to the woman’s room to do a medical check but that she “came on to him” by grabbing his crotch, Andrews said. Sheikh left, came back to the room, and she came on to him again, Andrews said.
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