Haut-Rhin: A doctor from the Colmar Hospital Center accused of sexual assault
A doctor from the Colmar hospital center (Haut-Rhin) is suspected of sexual assault in his “professional environment”. He was charged this Friday, January 20, 2023.
The investigation was launched after a “report” in January 2022. A doctor who had been in police custody at the Colmar hospital center since Wednesday was charged on Friday 20 January.
He is suspected of “sexual assault by a person who abuses the authority bestowed on him by his position and moral harassment in the workplace,” prosecutor Catherine Sorita-Minard said in a press release.
The suspect, who is currently under judicial supervision, is forbidden “to have contact with the alleged victims” and “to appear at their homes and in the hospitals of Colmar, Thann and Guebwiller”.
The investigation began after a report by the management of the Colmar hospital center “which revealed inappropriate behavior by a doctor towards a nurse,” the judge continued. This investigation subsequently enabled the identification of “other potential victims, some of whom have made reports”. Witnesses were also heard.
The alleged victims are not exclusively nursing staff, but all have a “relationship to the professional environment” of the alleged doctor. “The investigation will be continued at the request of the investigating judge,” the prosecutor concluded.