By Henry Williams.
A Hong Kong neurosurgeon has been found guilty of sexually assaulting three nurses over just six months in 2011. All the incidents took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Kowloon, the territory’s largest acute hospital.
Dr Allan So Cheuk-wai, 36, married with two children, pressed his genitals against a nurse’s hand in one incident (while he was fully clothed). He used his weight to stop her moving away. On another occasion, through his trousers, he pressed his penis against her buttocks for several seconds.
Said the nurse:
I was very frightened, she told [the prosecutor]. I walked two steps sideways.
After the nurse confided in a fellow nurse, they found they had had similar experiences and So was suspended.
While he faced up to 10 years in jail, he was sentenced to just 16 weeks. He’s currently on bail while he appeals his sentence.