An Indian-origin doctor found guilty of using a secret camera inside his wristwatch to record his abuse of female patients at his surgeries has been jailed for 12 years by a British court.
Davinder Jeet Bains,45,had admitted 39 sex offences at Swindon Crown Court while he worked as a general practitioner at a medical practice in Royal Wootton Bassett in southwest England.
During sentencing Thursday,Judge Douglas Field told Bains he had breached the trust patients put in their doctor most grievously.
You are a disgrace to the medical profession. You of all people will be aware that the relationship between a doctor and his patient is of fundamental importance in the practice of medicine.
In this relationship,the doctor is placed in a very high position of trust and the patient is entitled to expect the doctor to discharge that duty with the highest standard.
This is particularly so when a female patient consults a male doctor on intimate matters, Field said.
Detectives investigating the shocking case had likened the watch used by Bains to something out of a James Bond movie and also found a large number of video clips of intimate examinations dating between July 2009 and June 2012.
The court heard a large number of the victims,when questioned by police,felt violated or molested at the time by Bains actions.
Bains has now been added to the sex offenders register for an indefinite period.
He qualified as a doctor from Mangalore University in 1993,became a GP in 2007 and has been practicing in the UK since.