As a foreigner myself, it never once occurred to me (regardless of my moral principles) that molesting someone would not be against Finnish law.
Married Pakistani doctor, 44, who molested student nurse, 21, then blamed it on ‘different cultural norms’ in the UK gets to keep his job
- Father-of-two Imran Qureshi, 44, grabbed the breast of the 21-year-old woman
- Wanted an affair and saw her as ‘sexually available’ because she’d had boyfriends
- Qureshi made a ‘misjudgement’ but said ‘cultural norms’ were different in the UK
Imran Qureshi, 44, outside the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester this week, where he was given a 12 month suspension
A Pakistani doctor who molested a student nurse on a hospital ward is to keep his job after blaming the incident on ‘cultural norms’ in the UK.
Married locum doctor Imran Qureshi, 44, grabbed the breast of the 21-year-old and told her he wanted an affair as he considered her ‘sexually available’ because she’d had previous boyfriends.
The student nurse said she was ‘shaken up and distraught’ and told a tribunal the incident affected her studies and left her unable to trust male colleagues.
The woman, referred to as Miss A, said Qureshi – who was working as a locum senior house officer – grabbed her chest for two seconds before trying to ‘make light’ of it then becoming aggressive.
Qureshi admitted he made a misjudgement but said ‘cultural norms’ were different in the UK to his native Pakistan and he failed to spot a ‘red light’ warning him to make no advances towards the victim.
In June 2016 the father-of-two was ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for five years after he was convicted of sexual assault by a jury.
He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order and subsequently lost appeals against his conviction.