|Dr. David Newman|
A doctor accused of drugging a patient and pleasuring himself over her says he got semen on her face by accident, The Sun UK reports. According to the report, Dr David Newman, 44, allegedly ejaculated on the woman's face, but now claims he masturbated in a lounge before treating her. But, he has been proved wrong by a new evidence. According to newly released court papers, the ex-medic said he inadvertently got semen on the victim at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. When shown a picture of the patient at his Montclair, New Jersey, home on January 12 - the same day he saw her, Dr Newman told police: "I treated that woman in the ER for shoulder pain. "I am embarrassed because I wacked off in the lounge, and it was possible that the ejaculate may have gone from my hands to the woman’s blanket. "Semen may have also transferred from my hand to her face during the time I treated her."
After the incident, Newman was arrested a week later when he turned himself in January 19 at the Manhattan Special Victims Unit. Meanwhile, prosecutors said at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court that DNA taken immediately after the alleged assault matched Newman’s. Assistant District Attorney Eun-Ha Kim said: “Dr Newman masturbated at her bedside and ejaculated on her face. "Spermatozoa was found on her eye, and DNA from her cheek and eye match Dr Newman’s DNA."
The prosecutor also said that Dr Newman incapacitated the patient before his sick “examination” by administering a dose of morphine, after a nurse had already done so, “in absolute violation of hospital protocol". He did not document the extra dose of the powerful painkiller on her chart, Kim said.
The alleged victim has since filed a civil suit against him and the hospital.
Three more women, ranging in age from 18 to 21, have since come forward and accused Newman of groping their breasts during visits to the pediatric ER in the summer and fall of 2015, the prosecutor said. One came in for a cold, another for an eyebrow rash and the third a headache. Kim added: "There was simply no medically legitimate reason to fondle these women’s breasts." Kim described Newman’s conduct as “egregious” and offered him four years in prison if he pleaded guilty to the top count.
Defence lawyer Susan Necheles rejected the stiff offer on behalf of her client. She said: “Mr Newman obviously denies all of these allegations. They’re not true. This case appears to be a case that will go to trial.”
Newman pleaded not guilty to five counts of sexual abuse. He is no longer employed at Mount Sinai, a spokeswoman said. Newman has frequently lectured on the topic of improving the patient-doctor relationship.