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    28 Sep '18 17:25
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/18/no-prison-time-ex-houston-doctor-who-raped-heavily-sedated-patient/1031665002/

    So this doctor drugs a woman in a hospital, rapes her, and admits to it, and no prison time?

    WTH?
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    28 Sep '18 17:27
    A former Texas doctor who raped a heavily sedated patient won't serve prison time after he was found guilty of the crime Thursday.

    Shafeeq Sheikh, a former Baylor College of Medicine physician, was sentenced to 10 years' probation Friday, and he must now register as a sex offender.

    Jurors recommended the sentencing, which visiting Senior District Judge Terry L. Flenniken was required to follow by law, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    In 2013, a woman, identified in local media as Laura, checked into Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. She was being treated for shortness of breath and wheezing; she was kept overnight and sedated.

    Police said Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh went into her room several times through the night and sexually assaulted her.

    In the hospital, Laura tried calling for help, but the nurse's button was unplugged.

    Sheikh admitted to sexual contact but told jurors it was consensual, according to the Houston Chronicle. The woman was not assigned as Sheikh's patient, the Houston Chronicle reported.

    A rape kit tied Sheikh to the crime and hospital cameras caught him on the same floor as the patient who was assaulted. Two years after the assault, he was charged.

    Sheikh no longer works at the hospital. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Texas Medical Board revoked his license in 2015.

    In an interview with KHOU-TV, Laura said she believes there are other victims.

    "Of course, yes, and the reason I think so is because this person had everything very organized," she told the Houston TV station. "I'm not only Laura; I represent lots of women, women who've been raped and mistreated."
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Sep '18 21:44
    Originally posted by @whodey
    A former Texas doctor who raped a heavily sedated patient won't serve prison time after he was found guilty of the crime Thursday.

    Shafeeq Sheikh, a former Baylor College of Medicine physician, was sentenced to 10 years' probation Friday, and he must now register as a sex offender.

    Jurors recommended the sentencing, which visiting Senior District Judge ...[text shortened]... tation. "I'm not only Laura; I represent lots of women, women who've been raped and mistreated."
    Hey, hypocrite.

    If you care about women so much, then obviously you're against Kavanaugh being confirmed then, right?
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    29 Sep '18 07:55
    Originally posted by @whodey
    So this doctor drugs a woman in a hospital, rapes her, and admits to it, and no prison time?
    Then in your next post.
    Sheikh admitted to sexual contact but told jurors it was consensual,

    I presume the jury know about the case than us.
    Do you have a problem with juries?
  5. Subscriberdivegeester
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    29 Sep '18 09:38
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/18/no-prison-time-ex-houston-doctor-who-raped-heavily-sedated-patient/1031665002/

    So this doctor drugs a woman in a hospital, rapes her, and admits to it, and no prison time?

    WTH?
    And here’s some timely jazz-hands by whodey.
  6. Standard membershavixmir
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    29 Sep '18 10:25
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Then in your next post.
    Sheikh admitted to sexual contact but told jurors it was consensual,

    I presume the jury know about the case than us.
    Do you have a problem with juries?
    I’m not entirely sure if consensual includes being heavily sedated...

    However, there does seem to be something missing for the judge to lay down a sentence like that.
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