Plaintiff's attorney says "psychiatrist predator" sexually preyed upon at least nine patients
July 16, 2012
Monroe psychiatrist Dr. Abdullahi Mohamed is accused of sexually assaulting his patients. Now one of them is filing a civil suit for ten million dollars.
The 26-year-old mother of two is actually the first patient who came forward in the criminal case which lists up to eight other women.
Holly Hord of Newport says she's been a patient of Monroe psychiatrist Abdullahi Mohamed for years. But six months ago she says their appointments at Mercy Nursing Center , operated by Mercy Memorial Hospital turned sexual. The hospital has no affiliation with Mercy Health Systems in Toledo.
"His behavior just made a complete switch. I trusted him completely with my life to give me medicine that's supposed to make me better."
In May, Hord says the touching turned to intercourse at the doctor's office. She contacted the state police and other alleged victims came forward.
According to Hord's attorney Gregory Rohl, Mohamed is, "a psychiatrist predator who has visited upon at least nine known victims of sexual assault in the confines of a therapeutic relationship."
The 58-year-old is facing criminal sexual charges in Monroe County. He's free on $100,000 bond.
The trial is expected to begin in August in Monroe County.
13abc tried to contact Dr. Mohamed at his home in Dearborn Heights. But no one answered the door.
Defense attorney Barry Resnick, who represents Mohamed on the criminal charges in Monroe County told 13abc over the phone. The doctor "adamantly and categorically denies each and every allegation."
Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe did not return calls for comment.
Post your own comment here: