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Doctor who told patient he had a ‘lovely penis’ on sexual assault charges

Doctor who told patient he had a ‘lovely penis’ on sexual assault charges

A locum doctor sexually groped a patient on a busy hospital ward, a court has heard.

Dr Manav Arora, 37, from Birmingham, was working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital when the incident is alleged to have happened in September last year.

He is standing trial at Norwich Crown Court after denying sexual assault involving a male patient.

Opening the case, prosecutor Andrew Shaw said the patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had visited the hospital to be treated for back problems.

As part of this he needed a catheter fitted to help him go to the toilet and the procedure was performed at his bed behind a curtain as other patients lay nearby.

But when a nurse left him alone with Arora, he felt his penis being groped, Mr Shaw said.

Mr Shaw added: "He felt Dr Arora's hand on his penis and he was moving it up and down.

"Dr Arora told him 'you have a lovely penis, I'd love to have a penis like that, it's not small at all'."

The prosecutor added that the doctor disappeared below a sheet. The victim felt what he thought was a tongue and saw Arora's head moving up and down.

The victim told him to stop and made an immediate complaint to the nurses on duty.

When questioned by police, Arora claimed any contact with the victim's penis was medically necessary.

He told officers he had no sexual interest in men, the court heard.

The case is expected to last about five days.