Yesterday, an article at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed that a doctor at the West Penn Hospital has been accused of sexually assaulting a nurse at the facility. The incident allegedly took place on September 4 of last year.
According to the criminal complaint, the nurse agreed to have dinner with Dr. Entezam Asim Sahovic at a Shadyside restaurant. The victim told police that as they were driving to her home, she offered to let Sahovic sleep at her house that night because she felt he had drank too much to drive. The nurse claims that once the two were inside her home, the doctor told her repeatedly that he insisted on her sleeping with him. She claims to have replied “no” each time Sahovic made the suggestion before finally going to bed alone.
At some point during the night the nurse claimed she woke up to find Sahovic taking her clothes off and sexually assaulting her. She said that after falling back asleep and again waking, he was naked in the bed with her. The woman, whose name was not released, says that although the doctor professed his love to her in August of last year, she did not have an intimate relationship with him. She maintains Sahovic agreed to remain friends, and agreed the two would not have a sexual or intimate relationship.