In February 2013, a neurologist in Louisville was charged with one count of sex abuse against a patient. The victim claims that Dr. Ghias Arar touched her inappropriately and even ripped her clothes, scratching and bruising her. The doctor denied the allegations, and the defense focused on discrediting the victim.
The Kentucky Medical Board ordered that Dr. Arar should not be able to treat any female patients while the investigation was pending. After two more victims came forward to accuse the doctor of abuse, the Board expanded their restrictions to also not having contact with any woman accompanying a patient in his office.
After being indicted on eight counts of varying degrees of sexual abuse, a jury found Dr. Arar guilty and recommended three years in prison. In addition to criminal charges, the doctor also faced a civil suit. Following the verdict, the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure ordered that Dr. Arar’s license be revoked. He was also required to register as a sex offender.