Doctor Facing Sex Charges Loses License

A state medical panel has issued a two-year suspension for a doctor awaiting trial on charges of committing sex crimes against girls
The Disciplinary Subcommittee of the Board of Medicine imposed the penalty Wednesday against 54-year-old Kassem Hallak of Holt.

Eaton County authorities have charged him with 11 counts of criminal sexual conduct, and he's free on $250,000 bond while awaiting trial.

The charges involve girls ages 12 and 14 and a high school student.

Defense lawyer Elias Muawad tells the Lansing State Journal that he's declining comment because of the pending criminal case. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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