A Doylestown-based psychiatrist will spend the next seven to 17 years in a state prison for having inappropriate contact with his patients.
Dr. Basem Shlewiet, 43, of Buckingham, was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court. He was convicted in October on 16 criminal counts, which included forcible indecent assault, indecent assault without consent and unlawful contact with a minor.
Judge Wallace H. Bateman sentenced Shlewiet to serve time in prison for crimes against each of the seven victims.
Shlewiet was sentenced to 2½ years to five years on a charge of unlawful contact with a minor and then he was given six consecutive sentences of nine months to 24 months each in state prison for indecent assault — for a a total of seven years to 17 years…