New details have been released in a lawsuit filed by one of five victims who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a Libertyville-based doctor.
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 later 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. 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.
Alrashid allegedly forced the woman to perform oral sex on him and penetrated the victim with his fingers, prosecutors said.
Chicago-based law firm O’Malley and Madden filed a lawsuit on December 17 in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of the victim.
The lawsuit alleged that during the assault on February 12, 2019, Alrashid told the victim “I own you” after she told him multiple times to stop.
Alrashid was listed as a defendant in the suit along with GI Partners of Illinois, LLC and Northshore Center for Gastroenterology, which Alrashid is the co-owner of both.
The victim sought medical attention and treatment for post-traumatic stress and depression, the suit said.
The suit also alleges that Alrashid continued to sexually harass and assault the victim the following day at work when he attempted to kiss her.
The victim reported the incidents to her other supervisors and requested a leave of absence.
The plaintiff’s lawyers said that the woman has suffered lost wages and other benefits, emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, inconvenience and other losses.
They requested a jury trial and are seeking an unspecified amount of compensation.
Prosecutors said that there are four other victims in addition to the one who filed the lawsuit 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 January 28.