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Indian ‘sex predator’ doc pleads guilty in UK

Davinderjit Bains used James Bond-style wristwatch cameras to film patients

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: March 17, 2013 12:59:39 am

An Indian-origin doctor,branded as “sex predator” for sexually assaulting women and teenage girls and secretly filming the acts,has pleaded guilty to 39 sexual offences at a UK court.

Dr Davinderjit Bains,45,was branded a “sex predator” by police officers investigating the case,who also found two James Bond-style spy wristwatch cameras on which he had filmed some of the attacks.

Bains pleaded guilty to 39 sexual offences against victims aged between 14 and 51 at Swindon Crown Court Friday.

The majority of the offences took place between July 2010 and May 2012 at Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett near Swindon,south-west England,where he was based as a general practitioner (GP).

Judge Douglas Field ordered pre-sentence and psychiatric reports to be compiled on the doctor,who was remanded in custody awaiting sentencing to a lengthy jail term. Bains,who qualified as a doctor from Mangalore University in 1993 and became a GP in 2007,is currently suspended from practising by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Detective Inspector Mark Garrett,who led the investigation for Wiltshire Police,said the doctor had “massively” breached patients’ trust. “Data recovered from this watch revealed that over a three-year period,he had been secretly recording intimate examinations of his female patients and then downloading those images onto his home computer,” he said.

“We had the challenge of identifying and locating a large number of women and explaining to them that their examinations had been secretly recorded by Bains for the purpose of his sexual gratification. It was horrendous. They were unaware that they were victims and this dated back over a three-year period,” he added.

The court was told that the watch Bains used to film the abuse had a built-in camera on the face,with simple on and off buttons to record,and can be bought on the internet for less than £60.

His victim list comes close to 100 women when the judge takes into consideration the other offences — 10 of sexual assault by penetration,eight of sexual assault and 47 of voyeurism.

His not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault and a single count of administering a noxious drug with intent to commit a sexual offence were accepted and will lie on file.

The police investigation began in June last year when a 19-year-old woman told officers she thought Bains had filmed her as she showered and alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by him.

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