Dr Narendra Sharma A doctor molested three pregnant women as they were undergoing terminations at a Marie Stopes family planning clinic, a court heard today.
Dr Narendra Sharma, 51, stunned colleagues when he began using the women's hands to carry out sexual acts upon himself as they lay semi-conscious under anaesthetic, it was claimed.
One nurse reacted with 'shock, horror and utter disbelief' when she spotted anaesthetist Sharma exposing himself after holding one patient's hand and noticing 'up and down movements,' a jury was told. The incidents occurred over an 11-day period during termination procedures at the Manchester branch of the worldwide charitable organisation which helps protect young mothers from back street abortions.
The women aged between 18 and 22 were under a 'partial' anaesthetic. They were not under a full general anaesthic but were unaware of their surroundings.
Two of the women only became aware they may have been sexually assaulted when they received phone calls from staff at the clinic. The third has never been traced.
Today married Sharma, of Bowdon, near Altrincham, Cheshire denied three charges of engaging in sexual activity without consent.