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Patient Says Shrink Told Her His Dirty Dreams

MONROE, Mich. (CN) - A psychiatrist told a patient he dreamed of sodomizing her and sexually assaulted her before writing prescriptions for drugs she needed, the patient claims in court.

Mary Shaw sued Dr. Abdullahi Abdulkarim Mohamed and the Progressive Guidance Center of Monroe, in Monroe County Court.

Shaw says in the complaint "that during several office treatment visits between 1/5/12 and 5/31/12, the defendant, Mohamed, sexually assaulted the plaintiff, Shaw, while she was at his office for psychiatric care and treatment."

She claims that during an office visit on Jan. 5, 2012, "Mohamed spoke to plaintiff about certain dreams he was having about her. Defendant Mohamed told the plaintiff that he dreamed of engaging in anal sex with her. The discussion lasted for several minutes. Defendant Mohamed then wrote the mental health prescriptions for this plaintiff. Thereafter, defendant Mohamed brushed his hands across plaintiff's breasts. Thereafter, plaintiff left defendant Mohamed's office.

"During the office visit on or about 02/02/2012, defendant Mohamed again sexually abused the plaintiff. During this visit, defendant Mohamed again told the plaintiff Shaw that he still dreams about having anal sex with her. Moreover, during this medical visit, defendant Mohamed lifted up the plaintiff's shirt to view her breasts and inappropriately hugged and kissed the plaintiff Shaw," according to the complaint.

On subsequent visits, Mohamed touched Shaw's breasts and "grinded his body against the plaintiff's body in a sexual fashion," before writing prescriptions for her psychotropic medications, she says in the complaint.

On her last visit with Mohamed, he "again hugged and kissed the plaintiff. However, while doing so, defendant Mohamed slid one of his hands down into plaintiff's pants, under her underwear, into the crotch area. Moreover, at the same time, defendant Mohamed slid his other hand up under plaintiff's bra and fondled her breast. Thereafter, defendant Mohamed wrote the mental health prescriptions and plaintiff left his office," the complaint states.

It adds: "That when plaintiff Shaw returned to defendant Progressive Guidance Center of Monroe for care and treatment, she was consulted by Dr. Memon, who, among other things, concluded that plaintiff's mental health prescriptions were highly excessive in nature and recommended a new prescription regimen."

Shaw says she reported Mohamed's sexual assault to the police and but Progressive Guidance Center retained him on its medical staff, "well after he had sexually assaulted several victims, all of whom relied upon him for psychotropic medications and psychiatric management and all of whom had Medicare and/or Medicaid insurance."

Shaw seeks $10 million in damages for sexual assault, emotional distress, and false imprisonment.

She is represented by Gregory Rohl, of Novi, Mich.

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