Farouk Patel: GP denies sexually assaulting male patient whilst giving him medical examination

GP 'admits to sexual activity' in Leicester surgeries, but denies assault allegation

Doctor Farouk Patel has been accused of molesting a patient (Stock image)

Friday, January 12, 2018

A GP has admitted he engaged in sexual activity whilst at surgeries in Leicester where he worked, but has denied an allegation of sexual assault, a court has heard.

Doctor Farouk Patel is currently standing trial, accused of sexually assaulting a patient whilst giving him a medical examination, according to the Leicester Mercury.

The man claimed that when he was at Belgrave Medical Centre he was molested by Patel while the doctor conducted a check-up on his back.

A DNA expert has said a sample from Patel showed traces of the DNA of the alleged victim, however the defence has claimed the transfer may have been accidental.

The doctor has denied the allegation of assault and claims he did not have any sexual activity with the accuser, but reportedly told the court he did have encounters with men who were not patients, which were consensual.

These are said to have taken place at Belgrave Medical Centre and the Merlyn Vaz Medical Centre. The admissions were read out in court after agreement of the prosecution and defence.

The prosecution has claimed a condom was discovered at the surgery on the alleged day of the assault which had Patel's DNA on as well as another males.

Forensic searches are also said to have uncovered DNA evidence showing Patel's sexual activity in the surgery as well as the DNA of four other males.

Patel has denied two sexual assault allegations as well as causing the man to take part in sexual acts without his permission.

The trial is still ongoing.