Doctor, 43, appears in court and denies sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel room in Surrey
A doctor has appeared in court to deny sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel room.
Jamie Rushton, 43, is charged with sexual assault and voyeurism against the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at The Runnymeade on Thames Hotel in Egham, Surrey, on June 25, 2017.
The doctor, of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, is accused of secretly recording her doing a private act with the intention of obtaining sexual gratification without consent.
He is also accused of intentionally touching the woman, who is over 16, without consent.
Dr Rushton appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court wearing a navy blue shirt and glasses and confirmed his name, address and date of birth.
He pleaded not guilty to both charges and was granted unconditional bail.
Dr Jamie Rushton, 43, is pictured leaving Highbury Magistrates Court in North London today
The alleged attack took place at the Runnymeade on Thames Hotel in Egham, Surrey, on June 25, 2017
Defence lawyer, Lewis Power, QC did not make any requests on behalf of the defendant.
Dr Rushton is next due to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on April 25.
Chair of the Magistrates, Mrs Gibbon told the defendant: ‘Your next appearance will be at Wood Green Crown Court on April 25 in the morning.
‘In the meantime, we’ll release you on unconditional bail where you will be free to go about business.
‘If you commit an offence during bail, then it will be treated more severely and could be seen as committing a separate offence which is separately punished.’