BRITISH COLUMBIA

Farrokh Rohani Sex Assault: B.C. Doctor Stripped Of Registration After Conviction

10/28/2013 08:56 EDT | Updated 12/28/2013 05:12 EST
VICTORIA - The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons has stripped a Victoria, B.C., doctor of his registration after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male patient.

The college board says it concluded that the conduct of Dr. Farrokh Rohani was so egregious and disgraceful that it handed out the most severe penalty available under the Health Professionals Act.

Rohani sexually assaulted the young man in August 2008 and was charged a month later.

The doctor hasn't practised medicine since that time.

He was convicted of the assault and sentenced to a year in jail and then lost an appeal in B.C.'s highest court.

Rohani was also ordered to pay more than $14,000 in contribution to the college's costs.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly identified the victim as a female.