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Local Doctor Charged With 3 Counts Of Sexual Assault

Posted: Updated: Dec 12, 2011 10:59 PM EST

Police say a local doctor is accused of sexually assaulting three women.

Hassem Hallak of Holt allegedly sexually assaulted patients at his Urgent Care Clinic in Charlotte. Hallak is charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct. The first is one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree, the other two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct are in the fourth degree, meaning the doctor could see up to 19 years in prison.

Police say it all happened at the Urgent Care on Meijer Drive in Charlotte between June of 2010 and November of 2011. The Eaton County Assistant Prosecutor says Hallak has been practicing in Eaton County since the late 90's.

He was released on bond late Monday evening. Before leaving he was forced to give up his passport and will not be allowed to have contact with any of the alleged victims or any female patient under the age of 40.

The assistant prosecutor says it's surprising to hear of something like this in the small community of Charlotte.

"I think it is shocking for people and we certainly are concerned about the public safety when a situation like this arises but like I said, fortunately we don't see a lot of doctors in this situation," said Kelly Morton, Eaton County Assistant Prosecutor.

We reached out to Hallak's attorney Monday night but our calls were not returned. Police are still investigating. They're asking anyone with information about this case to call detective Jim Beal with the Charlotte Police Department. His number is 517-541-0149.

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