Posted On: November 17, 2007 by Kirk Bernard

$2.2 Million Awarded in Gynecologist Abuse Case

Charles Momah, a former obstetrician and gynecologist in the south Seattle area, was convicted of raping four patients in 2005. He was also charged with taking indecent liberties with the patients. Momah had clinics in Burien and Federal Way.

Three of the women who said they were sexually abused by Momah were awarded more than $2.2 million by a King County jury this week.

Complaints against Momah include his making passes at former patients, giving prescription drugs in exchange for sexual contact, and using a vaginal ultrasound in a sexual manner.

Momah is currently serving 20 years at the correctional facility in Monroe.

According to the attorney who represented the women during the civil trial, the civil cases he filed on behalf of dozens of other former Momah patients have been resolved. This particular Seattle medical malpractice trial lasted nearly a month.