Indian-origin doctor mislead London patients for breast, vaginal examination
London : A UK court has found an Indian-origin doctor guilty of allegedly sexually assaulting women patients in London by injecting fears of cancer and provoking them to go for invasive intimate examinations.
Identified as Manish Shah, a general practitioner or GP has been convicted of 25 counts of sexual assault and assault by penetration on six women at the Old Bailey court in London.
During the trial, it was revealed how he used a news story to influence one of the patients to get a breast examination done by him.
"He took advantage of his position to persuade women to have invasive vaginal examinations, breast examinations and rectal examinations when there was absolutely no medical need for them to be conducted," prosecutor Kate Bex told the jury.
"Fear is an incredible motivator and few health concerns are scarier than cancer. Shah exploited that and used it for his own personal gratification," she said.
From 2009 to 2013, during his practice, he assaulted at least six patients of the Mawney Medical Centre in east London, including some as young as 11.
Judge Anne Molyneux adjourned sentencing for the latest offences until February 7, 2020.
The accused doctor has counterclaimed to say he has done nothing wrong with his patients. Shah was suspended from the medical practice in 2013 when complaints came to light, resulting in a police investigation.