Sydney Doctor Accused Of Indecently Assaulting Sleeping Patients
Police swooped on a unit block in Rydalmere following a seven week investigation.
They arrested Dr Ali Khorami on Friday and subsequently charged him with three counts of drugging female patients and indecently assaulting them while they slept.
Khorami, a father of two girls, spent the night in jail but was bailed with strict conditions and, when confronted at his home on Friday, told Ten News it's all a big misunderstanding.
"I didn't give anything to any patient this absolutely is not my job," said Khorami.
Khorami worked at the Woolcock Sleep Clinic in Glebe, in Sydney's south-west, two nights a week. His role was to monitor patients who were admitted overnight to the clinic for sleep disorders.
Police will allege in court that the doctor put an "intoxicating substance" in more than one female patients drink without their knowledge and would then indecently assault them while they slept.
Detectives say it was a 20-year-old female patient who first alerted them to a possible sinister incident.
"A young lady came to Glebe police station on Friday August 31 and reported she'd be given an intoxicating substance while she was undertaking a medical study in Glebe" Detective Sergeant Andrew Evans said.
Police say they took the young woman's report seriously and had her blood tested and allege the test results showed she had traces of an "intoxicating substance" in her system.
Investigators have declined to say what the substance was until the matter goes to court.
Officers searched another medical practice in Auburn, in Sydney's western suburbs, as well as the doctor's Rydalmere home address, where they seized a number of items.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, three other victims were also identified and more charges are expected to follow.
Police have appealed for any concerned women to contact them.
"I don’t know what I did exactly, if I did some wrong thing not deliberately absolutely I apologise but I didn't do anything wrong," the doctor said.
Police say their case is strong.
"The investigation has been thorough, we've got some very resilient victims I would say I'm satisfied with the evidence we've got," Detective Sergeant Evans said.
Khorami will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on November 9.