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      Dr. Nizar Hussain charged with assault, sexual battery

      Dr. Nizar Hussain. (Photo: Prince William County Police)

      A plea deal could be coming in the case of a Woodbridge doctor who is accused of sexually assaulting some of his patients.

      Police say that Dr. Nizar Hussain, a Ph.D. In internal medicine, allegedly touched five female patients at his office at Ridgeview Internal Medicine. Hussain will appear in court on Wednesday.

      The incidents happened between March and November of this year, police say.

      On Sept. 14, a 36-year-old Fredericksburg woman told police Hussain touched her inappropriately. In a second incident, a 54-year-old Manassas woman told police that he had kissed her.

      Some of Hussain's patients have come to his defense, including one woman who wrote a letter vouching for his character and questioning the motives of his accusers.

      However, local residents say he should be suspended until the allegations are fully investigated.

      Hussain stands charged with assault, battery and sexual battery.