Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mount Sinai doctor accused of drugging patient with morphine, sexually assaulting her surrenders to NYPD



NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:43 PM


A prominent Mount Sinai Hospital doctor surrendered to police Tuesday on charges of masturbating into the face of a helpless patient incapacitated by a shot of morphine.
Dr. David Newman’s face betrayed no emotion on a bitterly cold day when he walked into the NYPD Special Victims squad in Harlem with a second man — possibly his attorney.
The doctor, an Iraq War veteran and published author, did not speak with reporters waiting outside for his arrival. He has yet to comment on the sordid allegations.
EXCLUSIVE: MOUNT SINAI DOCTOR ACCUSED OF EJACULATING ONTO PATIENT'S FACE
Newman is facing three counts of sexual abuse and assault for ejaculating on the patient after he injected the woman with a drug dose that left her unable to halt his twisted act, sources said.


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Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. David Newman is accused of ejaculating on a 22-year-old patient’s face after incapacitating her with morphine injections.

Special Victims detectives and Manhattan prosecutors waited for the results of a DNA test before deciding whether to charge Newman in the alleged Jan. 11 incident.
The patient was complaining of shoulder pain when she was taken to a private room inside the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital. After nurses gave her two pain pills and a shot for inflammation, the patient was given a morphine shot by one of the nurses after complaining of more pain.
She was then told to change into a gown for X-rays. The woman was still dressed in the hospital garb when Newman walked into her room following the X-ray.
HENIOUS DEEDS COMMITTED BY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS


Dr. David Newman’s home in Montclair, N.J. The doctor is expected to surrender on Tuesday morning.  
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Dr. David Newman’s home in Montclair, N.J. The doctor is expected to surrender on Tuesday morning.

“I’m going to give you a shot of morphine,” the doctor told her, according to sources familiar with the woman’s claims.
The patient says she told the doctor that a nurse had already administered the drug, but she then felt a burning sensation in her arm that convinced her that Newman shot her up with more morphine anyway.
When she told the doctor she felt pain on the right side of her chest, Newman started fondling her breasts, she alleged, according to sources.
Newman then moved her bed away from the wall and positioned himself with his back toward the patient. She heard the sounds of someone masturbating — and then felt semen on her face, she claimed.


Dr. Newman, 40, is a hot shot emergency physician described as a leading voice for health care reforms. Mount Sinai

Dr. Newman, 40, is a hot shot emergency physician described as a leading voice for health care reforms.

All the while, she was unable to move because she was heavily medicated, sources said.
Newman allegedly used a blanket to wipe the substance from her face, sources said. When she fully woke up, she walked into a bathroom and wiped the semen off with a gown, which she put into a plastic bag along with the bedding, presumably to preserve evidence.
Newman is an Iraq War veteran who has published a book called “Hippocrates Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine.” He served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Hospital officials barred the doctor from seeing patients while the incident was probed.
“We continue to cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities,” hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Robinson said Tuesday. “... We take the nature of these allegations very seriously and continue to conduct our own extensive internal inquiry.”
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