Health Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled Patients

Pervez Mahmud, of Manorville, who worked as an aide at an East end group home for developmentally disabled adults, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead to a 20-count indictment, including second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act.

A 64-year-old Long Island health aide is accused of sexually abusing six mentally disabled women at group homes in both Bay Shore and Southold.

Pervez Mahmud, of Manorville, who worked as an aide at an East end group home for developmentally disabled adults, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead to a 20-count indictment, including second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act.





Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Miller said in court Mahmud had sex "several times" with one victim. Mahmud is accused of touching the breasts and buttocks of several victims - between the ages of 45 and 71.

A probe conducted by Southold police and the district attorney's office, found Mahmud assaulted five woman at a group home in Southold between June and November. H was arrested in November and is currently free on $50,000 bail.

Christian Killoran, Mahmud's attorney, said his client is weak and deficient.

Mahmud, who is married with three children and two grandchildren, is due back in court April 21.