Doctor accused of molesting patient in his surgery

Doctor accused of molesting patient in his surgeryNurse Activity Manager, Cecilia Lamola demonstrates how to use sexual assault evidence collection kits at the Kgomotso Care Centre in Bapong.

NORTH-WEST – Sexual assault charges have been laid against a doctor from Ikageng after he allegedly fondled and penetrated a young woman at his practice when she went to him for treatment.

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According to the police report, the 20-year old female complainant alleges that during the beginning of September she wasn’t feeling well and asked a neighbour to accompany her to a local doctor.

On arrival, she was taken into a consultation room alone. She told the doctor she had a headache, her blood pressure was taken and the doctor asked if she prefers pills or an injection. The complainant opted for an injection.

The doctor then closed his door and allegedly started to massage the complainant on her neck and breasts. He is alleged to have asked her to lift her hands, as he then began massaging the complainant’s genitals, making her very uncomfortable for the complainant. He then allegedly penetrated her with his fingers, causing her to jump away from him. He asked her if she had experienced pain and she replied that she had, prompting him to immediately leave the room.

Arrested

The young woman then reported the incident to the police.

Ikageng police spokeswoman, Sergeant Kelebogile Trom, said the 43-year old doctor was arrested last month on sexual assault charges and was released on bail. Investigations are ongoing.

Sources close to the doctor his surgery is still fully functional and open.

This is not the first time a medical practitioner from Ikageng has faced trouble with the law. Earlier this year general practitioner Dr David Gaotingwe Sello had his license suspended following botched surgeries at his consulting rooms.

An edited copy of this story was published by IOL.