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Accused doctor surrenders to police

A doctor accused of fondling the breasts of several factory workers during their annual check-up turned himself in to police yesterday and denied any wrongdoing.

The man’s lawyer, Thanadej Srilamun, said his client would be willing to negotiate with complainants to settle the matter. 
Thanadej was speaking after he accompanied the doctor, who also serves as the director of a privately-run hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima province, to the Sung Noen Police Station to acknowledge the charge of sexual abuse. 
The charge is levelled against him after 11 female factory workers came forward with complaints that he inappropriately touched their breasts during their annual check-ups on November 17. 
“There’s ground to believe he committed the violation,” said the case investigator, Pol Lt Colonel Trakarn Saksrikrom
The doctor went to the police station wearing sunglasses and refused to speak to waiting reporters. 
Thanadej said the doctor believed the complainants might have misunderstood his intentions because a check-up generally required some physical contact. 
“So, he is ready to negotiate,” he said. 
According to Thanadej, complainants had earlier demanded Bt50,000 compensation each but the doctor believed the figure requested was too high. 

Published : December 03, 2017

By : Prasit Tangprasert The Nation