Doctor charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old patient

A doctor will appear before the court charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient.

Jayaram Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, a doctor at Conquest Hospital, Hastings, has been charged with three offences of sexual assault on Febuary 28 2013 on a girl then aged 16 who was an out-patient at the hospital.

Dr Pai is a consultant paediatrician employed by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

He is due to appear on bail at Hastings Magistrates Court on Wednesday 11 February.

The charges, authorised in January 2015 by the Crown Prosecution Service, follow an investigation by East Sussex child protection detectives.


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