Doctor suspected of molesting male patient

A doctor in his forties has been cleared of allegations that he may have raped a male patient at a north Stockholm clinic on Monday. However, despite being released from custody on Tuesday, the doctor is still expected to face a sexual molestation charge.

The patient, described as a young man, received assistance from staff at the clinic after he emerged from a treatment room in the busy clinic on Monday afternoon. At 5pm he called the police to report the doctor for rape.

Still wearing his white coat, the doctor was escorted from the premises and ushered into a police car.

The patient was taken to the rape unit at Stockholm South General Hospital. As Swedish is not his first language, he was questioned by police with the aid an interpreter, Aftonbladet reports.

Late on Monday a decision was taken to remand the doctor in custody as there were believed to be strong grounds to suspect him of rape. But while the doctor is now no longer thought to have raped his patient, police said that he was still suspected of having committed a crime.

“Yes, the charge will be sexual molestation or something like that,” police spokesman Björn Engström told the TT news agency.