A 49-year-old man Arab from Syria received a job as a doctor at a health center in Örebro. Now he is convicted of raping a 23-year-old female patient – not only has he escaped expulsion, but he received the minimum penalty because he experienced “problems in pursuit of his profession” after the rape.
By – Brünnhilde
The young woman visited the Brickebacken health center in Örebro because she was experiencing trouble with chest pains.
She informed the doctor, the now sentenced Syrian national, that she also thought she had palpitations.
“It is you who gives me a palpitation,” the Arab doctor told her when he was scheduling her for a follow-up.
When the woman arrived there on the second occasion, in November 2017, the doctor told her to take off her clothes except for her bra and panties and instructed her to lay on the bed.
He told her that he had to investigate her abdomen, but she refused and attempted to leave the room. He then pushed his fingers into her abdomen and tried to kiss her.
“It’s not always easy to be a doctor,” the Arab reportedly sighed when she was finally able to leave.
The woman was shocked by the sexual attack and told a nurse what had happened.
The doctor denied the charges and claimed that he had only done a “superficial examination” of the woman’s abdomen.
The Örebro District Court did not believe the doctor’s weak defence and convicted him for rape. However they handed him a minimum sentence of two years’ imprisonment because they felt he “had problems exercising his profession” after the rape, according to the judgement.