YAKIMA, Wash. -- Dr. Sabry was charged with two more counts of 2nd Degree Rape Monday on top of the first rape charge he was already facing. But unlike the first charge, these new alleged victims were co-workers of the doctor not just patients.
Dr. Fady Sabry appeared in court last Monday accused of one count of Second Degree Rape of a client. But since that appearance in court two more alleged victims have come forward.
"It's not really uncommon to see other people finally get the courage to come forward," Yakima Police Captain Rod Light said. "In this particular case with these other two victims, they actually worked for the doctor."
According to police Dr. Sabry treated two of his co-workers at the Central Washington Internal Medical Clinic for back pain earlier this year. During the treatment police say Dr. Sabry made them get naked and assaulted them during the exams. The two women didn't come forward until after he was arrested because they were afraid of repercussions at work.
"They had a tremendous amount of fear reporting this. As to whether or not they were going to be believed, if they were going lose their job, going to lose their income," Captain Light said. "So that was part of the conflict they had in making a report right a way for fear of losing their job."
We received this statement from the Central Washington Internal Medical Clinic:
"We do not comment on the criminal investigation of individuals. Our priority is to maintain quality service and focus on patient care," Spokeswoman Clinic Debra Yergen said.
"We don't see many cases like this no," Captain Light said. "This is very unusual obviously. I can safely say that our medical profession here, and I've lived here all my life, are top notch and very professional and do their job with the greatest integrity."
Dr. Sabry's bail is set at $1 million dollars. His next scheduled appearance in court is this Friday.
Friday, December 6 2013 8:09 PM EST2013-12-07 01:09:02 GMT
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