Doctor accused of asking for oral sex from 68-year-old hospital patientBy Mason White 4:23 PM June 26, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A popular doctor is being accused of sexual misconduct after allegedly asking an elderly hospital patient for oral sex, according to a tribunal in Australia.
The doctor of Victoria, groped and requested oral sex from the 68-year-old woman, who was admitted to the hospital for depression and suicidal thoughts.
John Barry Myers faces charges of professional misconduct brought before the State Administrative Tribunal by the Medical Board of Australia. Dr. Myers, who was suspended from practicing medicine, worked at the Geraldton Regional Hospital.
During that time, he allegedly fondled the chest and the lower part of the woman, held her, made progress for oral sex and went into her room at night to kiss her on the cheek. Dr. Myers had four previous adverse findings against him by the Medical Board of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Dr. Myers represented himself at the hearing this week. He was not allowed to ask questions directly, while the patient gave evidence by video link, because his voice was too painful for her. The woman said she even asked the nurses if Dr. Myers was really a doctor because she could not believe how he behaved.
Dr. Myers denied the allegations.