Knutsford dentist jailed for sexual assault
A married dentist has been jailed after a judge found him guilty of sexual assault.
Roger Klein, a 42-year-old married father, was ordered to spend 15 months in prison and sign the sex offender’s register for 10 years by Judge Martin Rudland.
Klein was accused of sexual assault by a female patient, who claimed he had pinned her down and tried to touch her inappropriately.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Klein had forced himself on her, despite her attempts to get him off her.
Klein denied the allegations, saying that the woman had flirted with him and encouraged the development of a sexual relationship by inviting him into her bedroom.
Judge Martin Rudland stated that the phone calls received by Klein were clearly of a flirtatious nature but Mr Klein had taken them far too seriously and this had provoked his unacceptable behaviour.
The General Dental Council (GDC) will decide whether he is fit to practise and he could be struck off.
Mr Klein was manager of the Regent Cosmetic Dental Practice in Knutsford, Cheshire.
Last August, he was disciplined by the General Dental Council (GDC) after he was charged with the assault.
The GDC slapped 13 conditions on him for a period of 18 months – as well as being unable to treat women without a chaperone – unless it is a life-threatening emergency –Mr Klein had to keep a log of every consultation he has with a female patient, which also had be signed by a chaperone.