A Malaysian-born GP who used a secret camera to record himself abusing female patients has been jailed for 12 years.
Davinder Jeet Bains, 45, filmed the attacks using a camera hidden in his watch and admitted to 39 sex offences over a three year period beginning 2009 at his surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
Passing the sentence, Judge Douglas Field said Bains was 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.”
During Bains’ trial, Swindon crown court heard that police found a large number of “HD quality” video clips of women and girls aged 14 to 51 during “intimate examinations” at the surgery.
The abuse was uncovered after a woman complained to police that she thought she had been filmed during one examination.
Police later found the wristwatch and more than 360 video clips after the doctor’s surgery was raided.
Bains has been added to the sex offenders register for an indefinite period, banned from owning digital recording equipment or entering Royal Wootton Bassett.
He has also been suspended from practising by the General Medical Council.
Defence counsel Rex Tedd QC told court Bains had expressed “regret” at his actions which were prompted by a difficult period in his life when his marriage was collapsing and he was “self-medicating inappropriately”.