Concord dentist accused of sexual assault reaches agreement

  • El-Sherif

Monitor staff
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Concord dentist charged with assaulting a woman in the parking lot of a company-sponsored event in 2015 has settled with prosecutors.

Mostafa El-Sherif, 60, of Bedford has completed three hours of one-on-one sexual harassment training and 40 hours of community service through the Merrimack County Diversion Program.

In exchange, city prosecutors will not move forward with the assault case against El-Sherif as long as he does not commit another crime or violate the terms of the settlement agreement. A charge of simple assault will remain on file without a finding of guilt until summer 2018 at Concord’s district court.

El-Sherif is ordered to have no contact with the victim, excluding any workplace encounters.

Concord police arrested El-Sherif in October 2016 and charged him with misdemeanor assault. Police allege in court records that El-Sherif grabbed and attempted to kiss a 38-year-old woman, and when she turned her face, he kissed and licked her neck and face up and down.

The police investigation began in July 2016, after the woman came forward with allegations against El-Sherif.

El-Sherif Dentistry is a Gentle Dental-affiliated practice with an office on Concord Hospital’s campus. El-Sherif has been in private practice in the city since the mid-1990s, according to the company’s website.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319, adandrea@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @_ADandrea.)