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New charges filed against Libertyville doctor accused of sexually assaulting five women

Arkan Alrashid, 54, of Bannockburn.

A Libertyville-based doctor, who lives in Bannockburn, is facing additional charges of sexual assault and sexual abuse after his original charges in September.

Arkan Alrashid, 54, of the 1-99 block of Broadleys Court in Bannockburn, was initially charged on September 15 with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony.

DuPage County prosecutors have since added two additional counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual abuse, according to court records.

Alrashid, who is out of jail on bond, pleaded not guilty to all charges against him on Wednesday. His lawyer said that he is wrongfully accused.

Prosecutors in September said 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.

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

Prosecutors said that there are four other victims who have accused Alrashid of sexual assault.

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.

Advocate Condell Medical Center said that they have put Alrashid on leave. Alrashid is still licensed to practice in Illinois but is required to have a chaperone with him during patient visits.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on December 8.


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