The Monroe Evening News (Michigan)
Monroe psychiatrist pleads in sexual assault cases
January 26, 2013 Saturday
By Ray Kisonas
Dr. Abdullahi A. Mohamed, 58, pleaded no contest to three counts of criminal sexual conduct-fourth degree involving a mental health professional.
On Friday Monroe County Circuit Judge Michael A. Weipert accepted the plea and will sentence Dr. Mohamed in March.
Although Dr. Mohamed’s medical license to practice remains active, he is not allowed to see any patients, according to his bond conditions.
As part of the plea agreement, the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office dropped 12 charges of criminal sexual conduct and one charge of assault and battery.
Assistant Prosecutor Amara Hunter said the legal arrangement was agreed upon by victims in the case who were contacted and wished to avoid testifying in court.
In addition to a maximum of one-year in jail, Dr. Mohamed also faces up to five years of probation.
The criminal case against Dr. Mohamed began last May when a 26-year-old woman reported to Michigan State Police that she and Dr. Mohamed engaged in sexual intercourse while at his office and while she was under his psychiatric treatment.
The alleged victim reported to police the incident occurred in the doctor’s office at Outpatient Behavioral Health Center, 700 Stewart Rd., which is where other assaults also allegedly occurred. That woman is suing Dr. Mohamed for $10 million and court records show that at least two other civil suits have been filed against Dr. Mohamed.
After the state police initiated the investigation, at least eight other female victims came forward resulting in the additional charges filed against Dr. Mohamed, who had been a staff physician at Mercy Memorial Hospital until he was fired. Dr. Mohamed also was fired from his practice in Dearborn.
He is being represented by Barry A. Resnick of Farmington Hills, who declined comment regarding the plea agreement.