Sussex

Conquest Hospital doctor Jayaram Pai denies girl 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 pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager who was an out-patient at the Sussex hospital where he was working.

Jayaram Pai denied three charges of sexual assault on a girl then aged 16 at the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea.

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

Dr Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, was bailed by Lewes Crown Court to appear for trial starting on 26 October.

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

Dr Pai has been suspended from work by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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