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Dr. Mohamed Kadirsahib’s actions went “beyond the pale of any legitimate medical examination and amounted to an assault of a sexual nature,” Judge Sid Lerner said.
Kadirsahib, 41, was convicted of sexually assaulting a female patient during a medical exam at the Lac du Bonnet Health Clinic on March 17, 2009. He was acquitted of a second charge involving another female patient.
Court heard the victim went to the clinic complaining of a nagging cough. After examining the woman’s ears, nose and throat, Kadirsahib lifted the woman’s shirt and removed her bra. Kadirsahib then fondled the woman’s breasts and “flicked” each nipple with his finger.
A medical expert testified at trial there was no medical explanation for such an examination.
Kadirsahib put his finger on the woman’s lips, said she was “dry” and then used the same finger to rub her nipple.
Kadirsahib went on to put his hand down her pants over her crotch and then down the back of her pants before the woman demanded to know what he was doing.
Lerner called the assault “protracted, methodical and deliberate.” Kadirsahib was in a position of trust, which “had the effect of suppressing and temporarily delaying (the victim’s) resistance,” Lerner said.
Court previously heard Kadirsahib suffers from bipolar disorder and had not been taking his lithium medication prior to the sexual assault.
“He acknowledges he didn’t always take his medication, but he does now,” defence lawyer Richard Wolson said.
Lerner ordered that Kadirsahib serve an additional 18 months supervised probation.