A suspended chiropractor is behind bars after pleading guilty Friday (30 September) to indecent assault on female patients. At Jemal Khan’s first appearance in Grand Court, he entered guilty pleas to nine counts of indecent assault and two counts of insulting behaviour.
Mr. Khan had been facing 20 counts related to the taking of unauthorised photographs of at least 14 patients. Queen’s counsel said Mr. Khan’s plea to the most serious charges left them with no reason to hold a trial on the remaining counts.
The prosecution opposed Mr. Khan’s request that sentencing be delayed several weeks so that he could wind down the “energy healing” business he formed at the same George Town location as his former chiropractic clinic. His attorney asked that he be allowed to “finish his professional relationships in a professional manner,” but Queen’s counsel argued Mr. Khan’s breach of trust over a lengthy period removed any presumption that bail should be continued. Justice Charles Quin agreed, and Mr. Khan was remanded into custody and will remain at Northward prison until sentence is handed down on 12 October.