A DOCTOR sexually assaulted a teenage girl on her bed during an unauthorised visit to her home, a jury heard yesterday.
It is alleged that Fesal Hussain groped the 16-year-old while "disgracefully" masquerading as a doctor from her GP practice in Bradford.
Hussain, who was a locum at two medical practices in the city and worked at Bradford Royal Infirmary, denies two charges of sexually assaulting the complainant on July 8, 2015.
Prosecutor Adrian Dent told Bradford Crown Court: "It is alleged that he has misused his position as a trusted medic to commit two sexual offences against a young woman."
The jury was told that Hussain, 33, of St Michael's Road, White Abbey, Bradford, was associated with the Parkside Medical Practice and the Mughal Medical Centre as well as doing stints at BRI.
Mr Dent said the girl was feeling unwell at the time after recently giving birth.
She was unable to get an appointment at her GP practice so attended the accident and emergency department at BRI with her mother.
While she was waiting to be treated, she received a call from a man who said he was a doctor, offering to pay her a home visit.
"The prosecution say this call was made by the defendant and, other than to say he was a doctor, he did not identify himself by name," Mr Dent said.
The jury was told the girl had no association with Hussain's medical practices.
She left the hospital later that morning with nothing seriously wrong with her.
At 2.20pm, it is alleged that Hussain rang her mobile phone again, confirming the home visit, and then turned up at her address.
Mr Dent said the doctor first spoke to the girl in the kitchen and then asked if there was somewhere more private.
She suggested her bedroom and he asked her to lie down on the bed without a chaperone.
It is alleged Hussain asked the teenager to remove her top and used a monitor as if taking a heart reading before prodding and massaging her breasts.
He then asked her to pull down her jeans and knickers and touched her indecently, the jury was told.
Mr Dent alleged that Hussain did not wear gloves or wash his hands.
He sat at the kitchen table apparently taking notes and said he would return to take a blood test.
"He went away and he never came back," Mr Dent said.
He told the court: "He had absolutely no reason to be there. It was a patient from another practice. Somehow he has got her number and got in contact with her.
"He was acting in a disgraceful way and masquerading as a doctor from the practice. He groped her and sexually assaulted her for his own gratification."
The court heard that six days later, the girl had a routine appointment with her health visitor. She mentioned the doctor's home visit but there was no record of it at the practice.
The police were called and Hussain's mobile number was traced.
He told interviewing officers he had been to the girl's address on the day in question but denied touching her at all.
He said the girl called him and asked for a home visit and he rang back.
Mr Dent said Hussain could not explain how he came to have her number.
Hussain told police that he was at the address for only a short time. He said he realised the girl was not a patient of his and left.
"How it was he was able to contact the complainant is a mystery but this is not a detective story, members of the jury, and you will try the case on the evidence," Mr Dent said.
The trial continues.
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