Sussex

Conquest Hospital consultant accused of sex assaults

Conquest Hospital, Hastings Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Conquest Hospital

A consultant paediatrician has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was an out-patient at the Sussex hospital where he works.

Jayaram Pai, a doctor at the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea, has been charged with three offences of sexual assault on a girl then aged 16.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on 28 February 2013.

Dr Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, has been remanded on bail to appear before magistrates in Hastings on 11 February.

The charges follow an investigation by East Sussex child protection detectives.

Dr Pai is employed by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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