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Lebanon doctor charged with sexually assaulting patients

A Lebanon County doctor is facing allegations of sexual assault from 19 former patients. Dr. Samuel Rashid, 59, of Farmstead Circle, Lebanon, is accused of inap...
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A Lebanon County doctor is facing allegations of sexual assault from 19 former patients. Dr. Samuel Rashid, 59, of Farmstead Circle, Lebanon, is accused of inappropriately touching the victims at Lebanon Valley Family Medicine, 1400 South Forge Road, in North Londonderry Township. One victim alleges Dr. Rashid made comments that made her feel uncomfortable when she would see him, like calling her a “pretty girl.” When she went to have her medications adjusted in the fall of 2012, she says Rashid ran his hand along the inside her thigh and touched her vagina through her pants. At another visit a few weeks later, the victim says Rashid touched her breast without consent after claiming he noticed a mole.

In another one case, the victim, who was 13 at the time of the alleged assault in 2008, said Rashid told her she was “a pretty girl” and his “favorite patient” when she went to see him for an ear infection. The victim says Rashid kissed her on the cheek. When Rashid placed a stethoscope on her chest, the victim says Rashid slid his fingers under her bra and fondled her breast and nipple.