Hassan Khan sex attack case: police plea to victims

Dr Hassan Khan
Image caption Police want other possible victims of Dr Hassan Khan to speak to them

Possible further victims of a doctor who sexually abused an A&E patient are being urged to come forward.

Hertfordshire Police made the plea after Dr Hassan Khan, 42, was convicted of two sexual assault offences at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday.

He assaulted a patient, then aged 20, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Welwyn Garden City in April 2011.

He was jailed for three years. Police said they wanted other possible victims to talk to them.

'Abuse of trust'

They also released a hazy black and white photograph, believed to be from an identity card, in order to identify him to his possible victims.

They said the image was the only one available of Khan, of Ecclestone Crescent, Romford, Essex.

Det Insp Steve Keating, of the specialist sexual offences investigation team, said: "This man abused his position of trust to assault a young woman who had gone to the hospital to seek help.

Image caption Police issued this picture of Dr Khan, and said they had no other image of him

"Understandably this was an extremely traumatic incident for the victim and I am pleased the seriousness of the offence has been reflected with a prison sentence.

"We never underestimate the courage it takes a victim to contact police and support a prosecution.

"We are releasing Hassan Khan's photograph and appealing to other possible victims to contact us.

"If you believe you have been assaulted, please call police."

The court heard the woman had gone to hospital after a suspected fit, and that Khan assaulted her in a cubicle.

He denied the offences but was convicted by a jury following a trial.

He was also banned from having any contact with any female under the age of 21 and put on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.

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