Tuesday, December 18 2012
Doctor cleared of sex assaults on women at Kent and Canterbury Hospital
"A hospital anaesthetist has today been cleared of inappropriately touching three women.
Jurors took just over six hours to clear SG, 42, of nine sexual assault allegations at Canterbury Crown Court.
G, who worked at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, wiped his eyes as the verdicts were delivered.
It followed a week-long trial in which three women claimed Dr G, a respected Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, hugged and touched them inappropriately.
One woman, a hospital worker, claimed she called police because she was afraid her bosses would "brush the matter under the carpet".
But the Indian-born doctor, of Bingley Court, Canterbury, maintained his innocence saying he did not understand the British culture around hugs."