A Crestview Police Department investigation of Dr. Khalid Moussa, who is being sued by 12 women who say they were sexually assaulted in his office, has been closed after no probable cause was found to bring charges.

Reports released by the agency Thursday show Inv. C.A. London interviewed five women claiming to have been violated by Moussa. Each described in graphic detail events they say transpired while in his office, most of them alone with the doctor. The case was closed Jan. 9.

Every woman states that she was ordered to remove an article or articles of clothing to reveal sexual organs. All describe being groped in some form or fashion and one even told the investigator Moussa “moaned, making ‘mmm hmm' noises while sexually assaulting her" by rubbing her bare breasts and buttocks, the report said.

Most of the women interviewed also described feeling emotions ranging from shock and embarrassment, to numbness, during and after Moussa’s examinations.

“(One of the women) stated when Moussa came back into the room he handed her some papers on a diet he wanted her to start and spoke to her about procedures he wanted to perform all while she was sitting on the exam table with her pants still at her ankles in shock over what had just happened. (The woman) stated she was numb and fearful … and (after dressing) she walked out of the room as she was shaking and holding back tears,” London reported.

None of the testimony provided was sufficient to file criminal charges, according to the Police Department reports and the State Attorney’s Office, which reviewed evidence brought to it by Crestview police.

“I have determined that no criminal acts have occurred,” London wrote after detailing each interview. “Moussa’s actions may be unethical and he may have used poor bedside manners during some of the examinations, his actions do not rise to the level of criminal.”

London cites Florida sexual battery statute, which “has a provision defining sexual battery as oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object.”

“However, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose,” the report said.

Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for the State Attorney’s Office in Okaloosa County, confirmed his office concurred with the Police Department findings.

"We do not believe there was sufficient evidence to provide probable cause for criminal charges in this matter.”

Court records show that 12 civil lawsuits have been filed against Moussa by women alleging sexual assault. Dixie Dan Powell, who is representing the women, has said as many as 21 have identified themselves as victims of inappropriate groping by the doctor. The civil suits also name the North Okaloosa Clinic Corp., which does business in Crestview as North Okaloosa Physician Group, as a defendant.

London states in his report that he initiated his investigation of Moussa after receiving a letter on Feb. 6, 2018 from the Florida Department of Health that stated the agency had received complaints “which may involve a criminal allegation by a licensed healthcare provider.”

Moussa is a certified medical doctor specializing in gastroenterology and practices at the East Redstone Avenue offices of the North Okaloosa Physician’s Group, the police report states.

As part of the criminal investigation six employees who had worked for Moussa were interviewed. One testified “she had patients say they would not come back, male and female, and they have never came back.”

Most, though, said they were unaware of Moussa doing anything out of the ordinary and more than one said the doctor had summoned them into an examination room when providing information or conducting a rectal examination of a female patient.

Also interviewed was Dr. Todd Eisner, who is board certified in the field of gastroenterology.

Eisner told London that based on his training and 23 years of experience the “actions of Dr. Moussa, during his interactions with (each of the victims), were not for the purpose of medical examination,” the report said.

“Rather, these actions amount to severe misconduct and sexual assault on the part of Dr. Moussa,” the report said.

Eisner’s testimony in the criminal investigation was discounted because he has been hired as an expert by the attorneys representing the women who are suing Moussa.

“Eisner’s sworn opinion is therefore biased and cannot be used to pursue criminal charges,” the report said.

The report also states that Moussa was placed on suspension on Jan. 31, 2018, when allegations arose against him. He returned to work on Feb. 26 after “corrective measures were implemented … “to prevent recurrence” of objectionable behaviors, the report said.

Crestview police delayed the release of the Moussa investigative report for well over a week.

CPD spokesman Brian Hughes said the agency was attempting to determine through City Attorney Ben Holley whether a gag order issued by Circuit Court Judge Terry Ketchel in August prevented the release of requested documents.

The order sought to limit what the parties who have filed civil suits against Moussa could say to the media.

Both Powell, who represents the women suing Moussa, and Alan Horky, representing the doctor, declined comment on the police investigation and findings, citing Ketchel’s gag order.

Powell said he would withhold comment “until after the gag order hearing,” and indicated he has filed a motion to have the order removed.