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Court acquits plastic surgeon of patient’s alleged rape, dismisses jail-term and fine

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Salah Al-Houti overturned the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced a famous plastic surgeon, who was accused of raping his patient, to five-year imprisonment and payment of KD 5,000 for suspending the immediately execution of the verdict. The court instead acquitted him of the charges.

According to the case file, the plaintiff claimed that the doctor tricked her to visit the clinic outside the official working hours. The defense counsel Lawyers Khalid Al-Khubaizi and Dr Sheikha Al-Hilali filed an appeal against the previous verdict with the strong claim that their client was innocent.

They faulted the flaws in the investigation and affirmed that the allegation was a frame-up, because the incident did not happen. They supported their argument with the CCTV footage that recorded the activities within the clinic.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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