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Teenager describes alleged sex assault at the hands of QMC doctor

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A teenager in hospital awaiting discharge claimed a doctor squeezed his private parts after agreeing to an examination.

The witness, who is now 19, gave evidence at the trial of Tayabb Shah, a trust grade junior doctor at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

The 39-year-old, formerly of Embley Road, Sherwood, and now of no fixed address, has pleaded not guilty to five sex assaults at the QMC over a two-week period in 2020.

The teenager was in hospital that day for a number of hours and saw different medical professionals, including Dr Shah, Nottingham Crown Court heard on Tuesday, February 1.

He had agreed to an examination by Dr Shah who had asked him questions about why he was in hospital.

“He asked me about sexual side effects of my medications,” the teenager said as he gave evidence in court.

Marie Spenwyn, defending Dr Shah, asked: “Was it not he was asking about general side effects?”

He replied: “No, because he used the words.”

Miss Spenwyn asked: “To be clear, he used the words, ‘sexual side effects?'”

The witness replied: “Yes.”

Miss Spenwyn said Dr Shah does not accept that he said that to him, “but you said it was clear that he did”.

Moving on to the examination, the teenager claimed Dr Shah had asked him to take his trousers off and felt around his tummy area.

The doctor had then squeezed scars on his thighs, it was claimed.

He did not remember Dr Shah touching the scars to tell him they were healing, as suggested to him in questions from Miss Spenwyn.

She said Dr Shah did not accept at any point touching any of his genital area.

She asked the witness if he was sure Dr Shah did that, and he replied: “Yes.”

He also maintained that the doctor had squeezed his private area.

Dr Shah is alleged to have strayed from his own ward to sexually assault two vulnerable male patients, including the teenager.

Shah is alleged to have touched the men’s private parts under the pre-text of medical examinations.

Ian West, prosecuting, had said: “The Crown’s case is clear, neither of these two males needed genital examination.”

The trial continues.

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