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Doylestown psychiatrist arrested for indecent assault

Doylestown psychiatrist arrested for assault

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A psychiatrist in Bucks County is accused of inappropriately touching three female patients.

Dr. Basem Shlewiet was arrested Thursday afternoon at his office at 16 N. Franklin St. in Doylestown.

Authorities say they received the reports from the patients between April and December of 2013.

The patients told investigators that they had been touched in a criminal manner during treatment.

Police say two of the victims are 14 and 17 years of age. The other was 22 years old.liberado peralta

Shlewiet, 42, of the 3600 block of Green Ridge Road in Furlong,  was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent assault.

He was taken to the Bucks County Correctional Facility Thursday night on $250,000 bail.

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