Doc Faces Sexual Molestation Charges After He Sucked Patient's Nipple

A doctor in Finland is facing sexual molestation charges after he sucked a patient's nipple in what he claims was an old midwives' trick used to diagnose a medical condition, the AFP reports.

Lower courts had previously ruled that the doctor did not commit a crime when he asked for the patient's permission before he sucked her nipple.

The prosecution and the patient appealed the ruling, however, and the case is reportedly set to go before the Finnish Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The AFP reports that the 20-year-old woman visited her doctor in 2007, complaining that fluid had seeped from her nipple.

The doctor testified that after obtaining the woman's permission, he used his mouth to suck her nipple to taste the fluid.

The district and appeals courts in Finland had ruled that there was not enough evidence to charge the doctor with a crime because he obtained the patient's consent, according to the AFP.