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Washington Health Dept. Pulls License of Yakima Doctor Sabry

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Olympia, WA. -The Medical Quality Assurance Commission and the Washington Department of Health have suspended the license of a Yakima doctor accused of rape.

Yakima police arrested Fady Sabry last month. Detectives say Sabry assaulted a female patient.

Earlier this week, detectives said more victims have come forward. According to police, the victims worked with Sabry at the Central Washington Internal Medical Clinic. Police say Sabry assaulted the two women earlier this year while treating them for back pain. Detectives say the women didn't come forward sooner because they were afraid of losing their jobs.

"They had a tremendous amount of fear reporting this if they were going lose their job, lose their income," says Yakima Police Captain Rod Light.

The state action means Sabry cannot practice as a physician in Washington until the criminal charges are resolved. The doctor has 20 days to respond to the commission and the health department and ask for a hearing to review his case.

Sabry is charged with second-degree rape. A Yakima County Superior Court judge has set his bail at two million dollars.

Debra Yergen, the spokeswoman for the Internal Medical Clinic, says the clinic doesn't comment on the criminal investigation of individuals.