Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Three Charges of Sexual Assault Denied by Lib Dem

A Dentist and former Liberal Democrat West Lindsey District Councillor who stood against local Parliamentarian Edward Leigh in the 2005 General Election has denied three charges of Sexual Assault related to allegations that he groped three female patients while supposedly checking their glands, Nottingham Cron Court has heard.

Former Liberal Democrat Councillor, Parlamentary Candidate at his Gainsborough Dental Surgery.

Johnathan Straw prosecuting said that
"He injected her mouth with anaesthetic and asked if she knew she had glands down the side of her neck.

"He asked if she minded if he had a feel and began moving his hands down to her right breast. She looked at him sharply and pulled a face."
He allegedly told one of the women that he needed to compare her breasts and even asked her to undo her trousers after warning: "This is serious."

Dr Heath, who stood for the Liberal Democrats at the 2005 General Election in the Gainsborough Constituency and stood down at the end of his term as district councillor representing the Cherry Willingham Ward in 2008, denies the three charges of sexual assault between June and August last year.

Nottingham Crown Court heard how the alleged incidents took place when he worked at the Genesis Dental Care practice in Gainsborough.

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