Bucks Co. psychiatrist convicted of fondling patients

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A Bucks County psychiatrist has been convicted of fondling seven patients. Doctor Basem Shlewiet is being held at Graterford Prison. (WPVI)

A Bucks County psychiatrist has been convicted of fondling seven patients.

Dr. Basem Shlewiet is being held at Graterford Prison.

He will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and then will be sentenced two months from now.

Shlewiet was arrested back in January 2014. He was originally charged with assaulting 3 patients.

As other victims came forward, more charges were added.

The victims, all women between the ages of 17 and 33, testified that the inappropriate touching started with heart rate and blood pressure checks and progressed to fondling.

Shlewiet faces up to five years behind bars when he is sentenced.

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