- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania psychiatrist has pleaded not guilty to allegations he inappropriately touched eight of his patients over the course of more than a year.

Most of the charges were held over for court after Tuesday’s preliminary hearing for Dr. Basem Shlewiet in Bucks County.

The eight women, between the ages of 17 and 33, testified that the inappropriate touching started with heart rate and blood pressure checks and progressed to fondling.

Shlewiet’s attorneys said the patients never confronted him about their concerns and some of them went back for additional visits.

The district judge ruled Tuesday that there was enough evidence for the case to continue to trial.


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