A prominent Mount Sinai doctor is facing three counts of sexual abuse and sex assault after a female patient accused him of ejaculating in her face.
Dr. David Newman showed no emotion as he turned himself in to authorities at the NYPD Special Victims unit in Harlem on Tuesday. Newman did not respond to reporters shouts as he entered the police station.
The incident occurred on January 11 when the unidentified woman went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room complaining of pain in her shoulder.
The woman told police she was taken to a private room inside the ER where a nurse gave her two pain pills and a cortisone injection for inflammation.
When the patient complained of more pain, the nurse administered a Morphine injection. Morphine is a potent narcotic that induces sedation.
The woman was then told to change into a gown for X-rays of her shoulder. After the X-ray, Dr. Newman walked into the room and said, “I’m going to give you a shot of morphine."
The woman said she told Newman that a nurse had already given her an injection of Morphine.
She said she felt a burning sensation, indicating that the doctor had injected the narcotic into an IV in her arm.
After she told Newman she felt pain on the right side of her chest, the doctor allegedly began fondling her breasts.
She told police Newman rolled her bed away from the wall and positioned himself with his back to her.
The woman claimed she was so heavily sedated that she couldn't move.
She told police she heard distinct fapping sounds and then she felt semen on her face.
The doctor allegedly used a blanket to clean her face.
When the effects of the sedation wore off, the woman said she went into the bathroom and cleaned the semen off her gown. She collected the gown and soiled bedding in a plastic bag as evidence.
Manhattan prosecutors are awaiting DNA tests before deciding whether to charge Dr. Newman.
Mount Sinai officials suspended Newman's hospital privileges while the investigation is ongoing.
“We continue to cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities,” hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Robinson told the NY Daily News Tuesday. “We take the nature of these allegations very seriously and continue to conduct our own extensive internal inquiry.”