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Lakewood doctor accused of sexual assault against a patient

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A doctor at Lakewood hospital has been indicted on sex charges for sexually assaulting a patient.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors filed charges late Thursday against Dr. Ramez Reda Gharabawy. He's facing two counts of rape and two more for gross sexual imposition.

Court papers say in March, the doctor molested a woman in the pre-op room, while getting ready for surgery. The records also show it happened during some kind of procedure the doctor was performing. Lakewood Police did the investigation.

19 Action News called the doctor looking for a comment, but there was no answer.

 The Cleveland Clinic, which runs Lakewood Hospital, released the following statement:

July 18, 2013
"The safety of our patients is a primary concern and we appreciate that this patient reported the incident. We reported this to the appropriate authorities and are fully cooperating with the investigation. The doctor is no longer employed by the hospital."

Earlier this year, we also uncovered a similar story involving a student nurse at Fairview Hospital. James Lewis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she was having a baby. He has plead not guilty, and that case is still pending.

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