Washington D.C. dentist Bilal Ahmed has been formally indicted for alleged sexual assault of male patients while they were under anesthesia.
As reported previously, the 44-year-old father of six was accused of forcing a sedated male patient to perform oral sex.
The patient visited Ahmed in 2014 at Universal Smiles DC to have his crack tooth removed. He was put under anesthesia via the administration of nitrous oxide through a face mask.
But when he woke up, he found the dentist sexually abusing him.
Ahmed who’s from Potomac, Maryland, was arrested at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in January 2016 after police began the investigations, reports The Washington Post.
Police found two other male patients who said Ahmed sexually assaulted them after treating them with nitrous oxide, and one of Ahmed’s employees also said the dentist improperly touched him, according to the statement by U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Columbia.
Ahmed was indicted on ’21 counts of sexually abusing or otherwise improperly touching former patients and employees in 2013 and 2014, including 14 felony counts of sexual abuse, four misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and three misdemeanor counts of assault,’ according to the prosecutors.
His dental licenses in Washington and Maryland are said to have been suspended.
Ahmed’s dental practice’s office manager, Mahsa Azimirad, 26, of North Bethesda, was also indicted on one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury during the Ahmed investigation, according to prosecutors.
Ahmed and Azimirad pleaded not guilty at earlier court appearances.