A homeopath sexually assaulted a woman when he touched her chest and legs after visiting him for treatment for acne on her face, a court heard.
The patient said Alexander James Dhillon unclipped her bra, pulled down her leggings and touched her between her legs without permission during the examination.
She told Wolverhampton Crown Court the practitioner described her legs as feeling ‘like velvet’ as he touched her.
His alleged victim, who was 23 and cannot be named for legal reasons, had gone to his practice attached to his home on Park Avenue in Wolverhampton for alternative therapy treatment for the acne on her nose.
She told the court that 49-year-old Dhillon had been recommended to her by a friend after NHS treatment had not worked. She had arrived for an appointment in the early evening on October 28 last year.
The woman told the court how Dhillon had asked her numerous questions about how her acne had been treated.
She told the court he then did a physical examination. Dhillon asked her to take her jumper off, and then he pulled down her T-shirt to see a rash on her chest, then pulled down her bra, the court heard.
The woman she felt ‘uncomfortable. She told the jury: “He was saying how soft my legs were and saying they felt like velvet.”
The court heard how when the examination finished she accepted some medication and paying £70 for the appointment.
The court also heard she made another appointment with Dhillon but said: “I had no intention of going back.”
When Miss Samantha Forsyth, defending, asked her if Dhillon had asked if he could pull down her bra, lift her T-shirt and pull down her leggings before he did so, to which she replied ‘no’.
Dhillon denies sexual assault. The trial continues.