Doctor Accused of Sex Assault Says He Was the Victim

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    Dr. Njoku, who is accused of sexually assaulting patients, faced tough cross examination from prosecutors on his second day of testimony. (Published Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013)

    The East Hartford doctor charged with sexually assaulting some of his patients told a jury on Tuesday that he was the victim.

    Dr. Edwin Njoku took the stand for the second day in his trial in Hartford Superior Court. His testimony focused on a woman who claimed Njoku forcibly raped her during an exam in his office.

    Njoku told jurors that the woman assaulted him by rubbing against him and grabbing his genitals.

    "I was shocked. I was incredibly embarrassed," Njoku said.

    When prosecutors asked the doctor why he didn't report the incident to police, he said the woman was disturbed and he didn't want to cause her more problems.

    Prosecutors also questioned Njoku about allegations that he asked a pastor to pressure the woman's family to keep quiet. Njoku denied the allegations.

    Two other women have accused Njoku of sexual assault during an examination. He denied those allegations as well.

    The defense rested Tuesday afternoon and closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday morning.

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