A children’s doctor was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting a girl who was being treated at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
45-year-old Jayaram Pai of The Spinney, Battle, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault in connection with an incident that occurred at the Conquest Hospital.
The doctor allegedly sexually assaulted the 16-year-old girl while she was an outpatient at the hospital. Pai, a pediatrician, was hired by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
The doctor will be brought before the Hastings Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing. Pai was removed from all the tasks that include patients during the investigation into the charges against him.
“The safety and welfare of our patients is our primary concern and if anyone has concerns about this matter, they are asked to contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service,” Monica Green, the Director of Human Resources for the Trust, said.