An Indian-origin doctor in the UK has been found guilty of sexually assaulting at least 23 female patients by using their cancer fears to carry out invasive examinations "for his own personal gratification". The prosecutor said the 50-year-old performed invasive vaginal, breast and rectal examinations when there was no medical need. The quantum of his sentence is yet to be announced.
Dr. Manish Shah persuaded victims to have needless exams by preying on cancer fears. Between May 2009 and June 2013, he assaulted six patients at Mawney Medical Center in Romford, East London, the court told.
Shah, 50, of Romford, denies wrongdoing, claiming he had been practicing “defensive medicine”. But after a trial, they found him guilty of 25 sexual offenses.
The jury says Shah was already convicted of similar allegations relating to 17 other women, bringing the total number of victims to 23. The judge, Anne Molyneux, adjourned sentencing for all the offenses until 7 February.
“Fear is an incredible motivator and few health concerns are scarier than cancer. Dr. Shah exploited that and used it for his own personal gratification,” Bex said.