Jury clears doctor of touching teen's private parts
A JURY has cleared a doctor accused of touching a teenage girl inappropriately during an examination.
Hospital locum Dr Kamal Abusin had been arrested and charged following a shift at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant earlier this year.
He faced two counts of sexual assault after a complaint was made by the 19-year-old that he had squeezed her breast and touched her private parts while carrying out an abdominal examination.
Following a three day trial at Cardiff Crown Court, a jury of four men and eight women took just two hours to unanimously acquit him.
The girl was visiting A&E with her boyfriend when she decided to ask if she could see a doctor because she had ongoing pain following a surgical procedure.
She alleged Dr Abusin, a 54-year-old married man with three children, told her she was beautiful and squeezed her breast as he brushed some of her hair aside while examining her.
She said one of his hands then wandered to her private parts while the other was pressing her abdomen to check for internal bleeding.
The doctor, who lives with his family at Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, said he did not even remember the girl when he was questioned by South Wales Police.
Giving evidence to the court he said instruments inserted during keyhole surgery could cause bleeding and he had to check for that when the girl presented herself at A&E.
He said to do this required pressing gently behind the pubic bone and if that caused no pain then you pressed deeper.
He denied touching the girl’s private parts.
Judge David Wynn Morgan said some of the doctor's legal costs would be refunded, after hearing he had been temporarily suspended from his work pending the trial.