Thursday, 25 March 2010

Liberal Democrat Dentist Cleared of Five Sexual Assualt Charges

Update to 'Lib Dem Dentist Denies Sexual Assault Charges As 'Bizarre' and 'Ridiculous'', 'Former Local Lib Dem Councillor 'Groped Breasts of Four Patients' Court Told', 'Dentist Facing Fresh Sexual Assault Charges In Court' and 'Three Charges of Sexual Assault Denied by Lib Dem'.

Dr. Adrian Heath, who failed to get elected as a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament at the last General Election, was accused of 'weighing' the breasts of one of his victims before he 'tweaked' her nipple.

Right: Dr. Adrian Heath outside Nottingham Crown Court.

Dr. Heath, of Rosebury Avenue, Lincoln, was cleared by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court of five counts of sexual assault.

It was alleged he assaulted four different women between November 2007 and August 2008. After leaving the dock, Dr. Heath fell into the arms of his wife, Cllr. Mrs. Helen Heath, Liberal Democrat (Carholme Ward) and burst into a flood of tears.

During the eight-day trial, he described the allegation he groped one his patients at the Genesis Dental Care practice in Gainsborough, as 'bizarre' and 'ridiculous'.

Left: Dr. Adrian Heath with Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Cllr. Pat O'Connor, Liberal Democrat (Gainsborough North Ward & Gainsborough Trent Division).

Dr Heath denied ever touching the woman inappropriately. He said he was checking her glands around her mouth for signs of infection after she complained of an abscess.

He told the court:
"I unequivocally deny that I sexually touched her. I completely reject these accusations. I think they are bizarre. It's ridiculous."
Dr. Heath, formally a Liberal Democrat West Lindsey District Councillor for the Cherry Willingham Ward, who lost out to the Edward Leigh MP, Conservative (Gainsborough) in the 2005 General Election, left the court without making any comment.