A doctor at the Conquest Hospital has been charged with three sexual assault offences.
Jayaram Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, was charged with three offences of sexual assault relating to incidents on February 28 2013, on a girl then aged 16 who was an out-patient at the hospital.
Dr Pai is a consultant paediatrician employed by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
He is due to appear on bail at Hastings Magistrates Court on Wednesday February 11.
The charges, authorised in January 2015 by the Crown Prosecution Service, follow an investigation by East Sussex child protection detectives.
Monica Green, Director of Human Resources for the Trust, said, “Dr Jayaram Pai was removed from all patient-facing duties during the investigation into the allegations made against him.
“He has now been excluded from work at the Trust and we continue to cooperate fully with the police.”
“The safety and welfare of our patients is our primary concern and if anyone has concerns about this matter, they are asked to contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01424 758090.”