12/20/2012 05:06 EST | Updated 02/19/2013 05:12 EST

N.L. doctor facing sexual assault charges involving patient

GANDER, N.L. - A Newfoundland doctor has appeared in court to face four counts of sexual assault against a patient.

RCMP say they arrested Dr. Rasheed Kadhem on Wednesday.

Police have alleged he committed the assaults dating back to January 2010.

After a brief appearance in Gander provincial court on Thursday, Kadhem was released.

He will return to court on Feb. 12.