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Libertyville doctor charged with sexually assaulting co-worker in his car

Arkan Alrashid, 54, of Bannockburn.

A Libertyville-based doctor, who lives in Bannockburn, was charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker in his vehicle following a business dinner in DuPage County, prosecutors said.

Arkan Alrashid, 54, of the 1-99 block of Broadleys Court in Bannockburn, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony.

Alrashid turned himself in to the Oak Brook Police Department on Thursday and was released after posting 10% of his $50,000 bond.

Prosecutors allege that Alrashid, who is the president of GI Partners of Illinois, LLC, met with a woman, who is now a former co-worker, and traveled to a restaurant in Oak Brook.

The two were there for a business presentation dinner with others.

Following the February 12, 2019 dinner, Alrashid and the woman drove back to Alrashid’s house where the woman left her car.

Prosecutors said that Alrashid pulled over on the way home and sexually assaulted the woman.

Alrashid allegedly forced the woman to perform oral sex on him and also penetrated the victim with his fingers, prosecutors said.

DuPage County Judge Alex McGimpsey said that Alrashid is not allowed to have contact with the victim or her family, must surrender any firearms, firearm ammunition, FOID card or other dangerous weapons, and must also surrender his passport.

Prosecutors also said that there are four other victims who have allegations against Alrashid, CBS Chicago reported.

“These allegations are extremely disturbing and will be met with the full force of the law. I would like to thank the Oak Brook Police Department for their work on this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Rowe for her work in securing charges against this defendant,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.

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“I am proud of the work our investigators did on this case and their pursuit of justice for the victim no matter how long it took,” Kruger said. “I also appreciate the trust the victim demonstrated with us and hope this can bring some small consolation for what she had to endure,” Berlin added.

The Daily Herald reported that the Wisconsin medical board began an investigation into Alrashid in 2003 for having sexual conduct with a patient while he was working at an emergency department in Wisconsin.

According to the disposition report, Alrashid kissed a co-worker at the hospital and made unspecified sexual contact after treating her in July 2000, the Daily Herald reported.

The woman said she thought Alrashid would breach her medical-record confidentiality, so she went along with it and several more occurrences through early August 2000.

The hospital fired Alrashid in October 2000, according to the report.

Alrashid is scheduled to appear in court on November 4 for an arraignment hearing in front of Judge McGimpsey.


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