By: Savannah Smith | 08-17-2018 | News
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Texas - Doctor Convicted of Raping Sedated Patient Only Gets Probation

A doctor who was convicted for raping his female patient while he worked at Ben Taub Hospital was surprisingly sentenced to only 10 years probation.

The Harris County District Attorney’s office said the jury sentenced Shafeeq Sheikh to probation. Jurors returned a guilty verdict on Thursday for the doctor’s sexual assault trial.

The assault occurred in November 2013, and it took almost a two-year investigation into the case before Sheikh was arrested in October 2015.

Court documents describe how the horrific sexual assault happened after the victim was admitted to the hospital for asthma attacks. The records say during overnight hours, a person entered her room on three different instances and deplorably sexually assaulted her. Investigation revealed that the patient was heavily sedated on those occasions.

The victim also tried to seek the help of the police but was unsuccessful. It turned out the call button has been unplugged.

Sheikh, who’s originally from India, was discovered as the culprit with the help of surveillance cameras inside the hospital that showed Sheikh near the victim’s room. The doctor used his hospital identification card to gain access.

Only after a DNA test has been completed and nearly two years of collecting evidence did detectives finally arrest Sheikh.

The doctor was terminated from Ben Taub in 2014. Sheikh’s Texas medical license was also later suspended.

The horrific 46-year-old doctor even claimed in his defense that the sex acts were “consensual” and that the patient “seduced” him. His lawyers even argued that while the sex acts violated medical ethics, they were “not illegal.”

Sheikh even testified that the patient “came on to him” during a chest exam and that he merely “reciprocated.”

Reactions on social media express dismay and disapproval over the light penalty meted on the doctor considering the severity of his crime and the tarnishing of his profession. There are also those who question why is there a recent trend showing convicted rapists not getting jail time.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What whackjob jurors were on the Shafeeq Sheikh case? No jail time for what he did?? Those jurors should be ASHAMED. I am so disgusted with some humans.</p>&mdash; Tristin (@tkeccles) <a href="https://twitter.com/tkeccles/status/1030674636151840773?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/HarrisCountyDAO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HarrisCountyDAO</a> why is Shafeeq Sheikh not in prison? He was convicted of rape of a sedative women in the hospital! Why is he not a registered sex offender? This is shameful &amp; to think I voted for you!</p>&mdash; J. C. (@TexasAlum) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasAlum/status/1030540342934822912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In what world is probation a justified punishment for this? He should be in prison for alot longer than 10 years.</p>&mdash; Samantha Chumley (@SamanthaChumley) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamanthaChumley/status/1030643093324881920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That is not a sentence. That’s just wrong!</p>&mdash; TJ (@tjar13) <a href="https://twitter.com/tjar13/status/1030670354690265088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This absolutely disgraceful!</p>&mdash; C_Poli (@CPoli13) <a href="https://twitter.com/CPoli13/status/1030681766061690882?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Should be death row for him with no chance of ever getting out and we need to consider putting him to death.</p>&mdash; Adam Majkowski (@Adam_Majk) <a href="https://twitter.com/Adam_Majk/status/1030729391163224065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wtf is the recent trend of no jail time for rapists?</p>&mdash; Barb Shea Pote ☘️ (@Bossyred) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bossyred/status/1030639453352734720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ang No. 34298 2018-08-18 : 11:01

This is unacceptable. Why have violent offenders been getting just slaps on the wrist lately? This brings to mind the New Mexico compound case, with the radical muslim extremists getting out on pretrial signature bonds!

Anonymous No. 34299 2018-08-18 : 11:12

These judges that are letting these criminals go with a slap on the wrist need to be investigated and lose their jobs! I think it's time for these corrupt judges to serve some hard time!

Anonymous No. 34303 2018-08-18 : 12:31

Here is our diversity hires in action! Now that our judicial system is packed with “diversity” instead of experience and skill we get to see it in action as our country suffers. It’s so obvious as to how the deck is stacked, from social media bans to lenient sentences to the majority of shit spewed on the MSM! Our country is hanging in the balance and DJT and the midterms are our only hope to right the ship. The corruption needs to be xposed to all in a way that the msm cannot twist or contort the truth.

Tab No. 34307 2018-08-18 : 13:13

jurors bee stoopid. if this were my relative, i'd hunt this pos DOWN.

Anonymous No. 34319 2018-08-18 : 14:42

Lololol this is getting silly but atleast its showing the world how badly infiltrated the judiciary and society became under clintonbushbama corruption saga.

Anonymous No. 34354 2018-08-18 : 20:57

##$#$#$#%###@@^$#& AAAAGOD… THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY… GRRRRRRRRRRR FFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!

WHERE IS LAW???? WHERE IS JUSTICE????? HOW THE F*** DO YOU RAPE SOMEONE UNCONSCIOUS OR NOT AND WALK AWAY WITH PROBATION???????????????? IM SICK OF THESE SCUM OF THE EARTH SATANIST PERVERT PEOPLE JUDGES AND LAWYERS AND JURIES. MAY GOD DAMN THEM ALL TO THE PITS OF HELL TO BURN ETERNALLY!!!!!!!! THEY ARE ALL DEMONS!!!!!!

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Anonymous No. 34356 2018-08-18 : 21:18

MAGGOT… WONDER IF HE HAS A DAUGHTER… A SISTER… A WIFE… A MOTHER??

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