Neurosurgeon sentenced for molesting nurses
A doctor was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail on Friday after he was found guilty of molesting three nurses at a public hospital.
Magistrate Ko Wai-hung sentenced neurosurgeon Dr Allan So Cheuk-wai, 36, in Kowloon City Court, for his conviction on three counts of indecent assault and two counts of committing an act outraging public decency.
So was released on bail pending appeal against the conviction. He has been suspended from his duties at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Yau Ma Tei, since his arrest.
The court previously heard that the doctor molested three nurses, aged between 27 and 41, and exposed himself on various occasions between January 2010 and June last year.
One victim said So approached her from behind at a nursing station and pressed his genitals against her hand. He was fully dressed at the time.
Another victim said So, who is married, exposed his pubic hair and penis to her while she was showing him how to use a safety pin to secure his loose trousers.
The judge said an immediate custodial sentence was “the only option” because the offences were serious and So showed “no remorse” – insisting on his innocence throughout the trial.