Doctor freed from prison after lies emerge

HAZEL PARK (AP) -- Oakland County prosecutors helped release a doctor from prison after a woman who had accused him of sexual assault was secretly recorded saying she had lied.

The Detroit Free Press says Dr. Labeed Nouri spent more than three years in jail and prison for assaulting a woman who worked in his Hazel Park office. But the case took a dramatic turn when the woman's boyfriend said they had lied about her sexual past.

The boyfriend agreed to secretly record the woman, and Nouri was released from prison in April.

The doctor agreed to plead guilty to assault, a misdemeanor that will be erased after five years. Nouri insists he did nothing wrong but took the deal to get out of prison as soon as possible.

Published: Tue, Aug 30, 2011