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June 12th, 2017

Pennsylvania Doctor, Sohael Raschid, Sentenced for Sex Assault (June 2017)

Last week, a Franklin County, Pennsylvania doctor was sentenced for drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, including former patients and a 13 year old girl. See Commonwealth v. Sohael Raschid, CP-28-CR-0001016-2015.

Sohael Raschid was an obstetrician and gynecologist until his arrest in 2015. He operated a medical office in Chambersburg, PA. Raschid graduated from Georgetown University medical school and had been in practice for roughly 30 years.

During a jury trial, the victims testified that they were given a drink containing alcohol and found themselves in and out of consciousness while with the doctor. In at least 3 cases, toxicology reports showed the presence of drugs. In the 13 year old girl’s case, the toxicology report showed the presence of a prescription sedative used to treat insomnia.

The jury found him guilty of all charges except one. He was convicted of 14 counts of sexual assault and related charges and was sentenced to a total of 360-1140 months (30-95 years) in prison. The sentence on each charge runs consecutively, meaning that each sentence must be served, one after the other. In some criminal cases, where a defendant is convicted of multiple counts, the sentences will run currently, meaning that they run together, or at the same time. In Raschid’s case, the longest sentence was on a felony count, 90-240 months, and the shortest sentence, for a misdemeanor, was 1-12 months.

Another, similar case is pending (CP-28-CR-0001008-2015). In that case, the doctor is accused of sexually assaulting a female friend. The acts are alleged to have happened after the first case against the doctor was already underway. Trial is scheduled for next month.



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