SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, Seattle, Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2005.

Gynecologist, twin brother sued for sexual misconduct

A former King County woman and her 8-year-old son have sued local gynecologist Charles Momah and his twin brother, Dennis Momah, saying that both men engaged in improper sexual behavior toward her.

The King County Superior Court civil suit, filed late last week, contends that Dennis Momah, a general practitioner, posed as his brother during some of the visits from Darla Harper -- and one visit from her son, during which he allegedly mutilated the boy's genitals during a botched circumcision. Harper has recently moved to California, according to her attorney, Seattle lawyer Harish Bharti.

In February, Bharti filed suit against both men on behalf of seven other women making similar claims of sexual harassment and assault. He has filed more than 50 suits against Charles Momah since September 2003.

In September, Charles Momah, who ran gynecological clinics in Burien and Federal Way, pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, indecent liberties and insurance fraud.

Neither of the Momahs' attorneys could be reached for comment yesterday.

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