David Newman, 46, pleaded guilty in December to five sex abuse counts for inappropriately touching these women between August 2015 and January 2016.
The arrest warrant stated that the former Manhattan based doctor sexually abusing four
female patients, drugging and ejaculating onto the face of one, and fondled the breasts of his other victims in a medically inappropriate manner.
Newman was subsequently fired by Mount Sinai Hospital after he was charged with knocking out a 29-year-old patient with an anesthetic so he could masturbate onto her face during her emergency room visit for shoulder pain on Jan. 11, 2015.
After the first case was brought by the 29-year-old victim, at least three other women stepped forward, accusing Newman of having sexually abused them. The other victims ages 18, 19 and 21 all received unnecessary “breast exams” from the Emergency Room physician.
Newman allegedly, dosed the first victim with Propofol, even though she didn’t need it,and then masturbated on her, prosecutors said.
“I remember thinking I was going to die if I didn’t get out of there,” this victim said at Newman’s sentencing, continuously wiping tears from her eyes.
“I did know that the drug was extremely strong and that I had been violated by a doctor [ Dr. David Newman].”
The assault by Newman she said, made her feel “worthless”. She felt that her assailant has “shown absolutely no sincere remorse or accountability” for his actions.
Newman initially claimed innocence to abusing any of the four.
“I am embarrassed because I (masturbated) in the lounge, and it was possible that the ejaculate may have gone from my hands to the woman’s blanket,” Newman said during a police interview in January 2016.
Mount Sinai Hospital fired and barred David Newman, an Iraq War veteran, from seeing patients
“She may have been mistaken about me ejaculating on her face because she was on morphine.”
Newman changed his tune after his guilty plea, however, telling the court Monday “What I did was awful and disgusting.”
“I’m sorry — sorry to everybody involved,” said Newman, who was dressed casually in a green track jacket, blue jeans and grey Converse sneakers.
“I want her to know she did not contribute to this,” said Newman, who was led away in handcuffs after being sentenced.