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October 1, 2007 permalink
Child protectors try to send most parents to psychiatrists for evaluation. Have you ever wondered why? Here is a reason you may not have thought of: mothers are fun to touch with their clothes off.
Local Doctor Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
POSTED: 4:07 pm EDT October 1, 2007
UPDATED: 6:49 pm EDT October 1, 2007
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County doctor has been arrested after a woman said he sexually assaulted her during a psychiatric evaluation.
Gwinnett County police arrested Dr. Mohammed Qureshi, 45, after a woman said he sexually assaulted her during a psychiatric evaluation.
Qureshi is a psychiatric physician with Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Community Service Board -- also known as GRN.
A 43-year-old woman contacted authorities after her first appointment with Qureshi. She said Qureshi instructed her to remove her shirt and then touched her inappropriately.
"When a psychiatrist is doing some type of other exams that a medical doctor should be doing, that's a criminal act," Capt. Greg Vaughn with the Lawrenceville Police Department.
Officials with the Lawrenceville Police Department said that since the woman came forward, two additional patients have also come forward to say they had been sexually assaulted during evaluations.
"We all trust our doctors and we listen to them, so Dr. Qureshi, obviously he could convince these ladies they needed some type of other exam," said Vaughn.
Investigators said they want any other possible victims to please contact them.
"We want them to come forward. That will help us put this together. If we have some more victims, of course, that will help us with a timeline. How long has this been going on? There's a good possibility there's someone out there that was sexually assualted and just hasn't reported it," said Vaughn.
GRN released a statement which said, "Dr. Qureshi was not an employee of GRN but was an independent contractor supplied to GRN by a private company. He no longer works here."
Qureshi faces one count of sexual battery and one count of sexual assault. He has bonded out of jail. Channel 2 attempted to contact Qureshi but was unable to do so.