Doctor cleared of sexually assaulting colleague at NHS hospital

Doctor bursts into tears after being cleared of sexually assaulting female colleague on hospital night shift

A doctor broke down in tears today after being cleared of sexually assaulting a female colleague during a hospital night shift.

A jury took over six and a half hours to find Dr Senthil Gopalakrishnam not guilty of the allegations that he had hugged, kissed and groped the woman doctor without her consent.

The consultant anaesthetist wiped away tears as the 10-2 majority verdict was read out and thanked the jury and the judge before leaving the court room.

A jury took over six and a half hours to find Dr Senthil Gopalakrishnam not guilty of the allegations that he had hugged, kissed and groped the woman doctor without her consent

It followed a week-long trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Dorset, during which the complainant alleged that Dr Gopalkrishnam forced himself upon her before pushing her into her on-call bedroom and touching her breasts

It followed a week-long trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Dorset, during which the complainant alleged that Dr Gopalkrishnam forced himself upon her before pushing her into her on-call bedroom and touching her breasts

Dr Gopalakrishnam denied one count of sexual assault that was said to have happened at an NHS hospital in Dorset last April

Dr Gopalakrishnam denied one count of sexual assault that was said to have happened at an NHS hospital in Dorset last April

It followed a week-long trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Dorset, during which the complainant alleged that Dr Gopalkrishnam forced himself upon her before pushing her into her on-call bedroom and touching her breasts.

She claimed he told her, ‘at least least let me see your top half’ before eventually leaving the room.

But Dr Gopalakrishnam, 52, denied the allegations and said it was the woman who had come onto him.

He said the female doctor had touched his bottom before pulling him into the bedroom. He said she then told him to shut the door before placing his hand on her breast.

When asked about the woman’s account, he denied ever having sexual intentions towards her and said he ‘just wanted to be polite’.

He told the court: ‘I am a man of trust. I am an honest man who does not lie. I am not a person to fabricate – I had no intentions of a sexual nature towards her.’

Dr Gopalakrishnam denied one count of sexual assault that was said to have happened at an NHS hospital in Dorset last April.

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