TRENTON - A Trenton doctor is accused of a sex crime, but will not have a trial. Prosecutors say that it may be the best-case scenario for the state.
A patient that visited Dr. Zahid Hussain at his office in Trenton for an exam last fall says that the doctor touched her back while performing a sex act on himself.
The doctor was charged with criminal sexual contact, but the case did not go to trial.
Dr. Hussain, who now runs a family medical practice in Freehold, entered the state's pretrial intervention program instead. Without admitting guilt, the doctor entered the program which is designed to help first-time, non-violent offenders.
The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office wouldn't go into details, but told News 12 New Jersey, "Based on the circumstances of this case, and the parameters of pretrial intervention, this was the best possible outcome in the interest of justice."
As part of the pretrial intervention program, Dr. Hussain must complete community service and be monitored by the state medical examiner's board. If he fails to comply, he could end up in court.