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Former doctor sentenced to 10 years' probation for sexually assaulting Ben Taub patient

Shafeeq Sheikh after he was sentenced to 10 years of probation.
Shafeeq Sheikh after he was sentenced to 10 years of probation. (KPRC2)

HOUSTON – A jury sentenced a former Baylor College of Medicine physician to 10 years of probation for sexually assaulting a Ben Taub Hospital patient in 2013.

Jurors found 46-year-old Shafeeq Sheikh guilty on Thursday after deliberating for two days.

The conviction means Sheikh must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

According to court documents, Sheikh sexually assaulted the patient while she was heavily sedated and receiving treatment for an asthma attack.