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GP gets three life sentences for 90 ‘defensive medicine’ sexual assaults

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A GP in the UK has been given three life sentences for 90 sexual assaults on female patients, reports BBC News. Manish Shah assaulted 23 women and a 15-year-old girl while working in London – carrying out invasive examinations for his own gratification. The Old Bailey heard he used Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody as examples to frighten patients about their health.

Judge Anne Molyneux described him as a “master of deception who abused his position of power”. “You made up stories which got into heads and caused panic,” she said, as she sentenced Shah to a minimum of 15 years in prison.

Shah, from Romford, convinced his victims to have unnecessary checks between May 2009 and June 2013.

The report says the 50-year-old doctor who claimed the assaults were “defensive medicine” was found guilty of 25 sexual offences against six victims at Mawney Medical Centre last autumn. At an earlier trial in 2018, he was convicted of offences relating to 18 other people, bringing the total number of offences to 90 relating to 23 patients.

The court heard how Shah picked up on patients’ vulnerability, because of their age or family history of cancer.

Full BBC News report

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