Voyeur GP used hidden camera to film woman patients
2:39pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
A WILTSHIRE GP who used a camera hidden in his watch to film female patients as he put them through intimate examinations has admitted more than 100 sex offences.
Dr Davinderjit Bains, from the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Wootton Bassett, pleaded guilty to 39 charges and asked for a further 65 allegations including sex assaults and voyeurism to be taken into account when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court today.
His victims ranged from women in their fifties to a 14-year-old.
Det Insp Mark Garrett from Wiltshire Police said Bains had betrayed the trust put in him by his patients to treat them with professionalism, care and respect.
"Two of my female detectives viewed hundreds of video clips. They then had the task of identifying the victims and letting them know the horrible truth that the intimate examinations they had undergone had been secretly filmed by their doctor, using a camera hidden in his watch and that many of those examinations were medically unnecessary.
"Now, as Dr Bains awaits what I hope will be a substantial prison sentence, I would like to pay tribute to the teenage student lodger who came to us with her concerns about his behaviour when she stayed at his home.
"Without her coming forward we would have known nothing of Dr Bains’ shameful activities in the privacy of his consulting room at the Tinkers Lane Surgery,” said the detetctive.
"I would also like to acknowledge the bravery of that young woman and the patients who were also his victims.”
They had been prepared to give evidence but were spared the ordeal of a trial, he said.
"In almost 30 years of police service I have never come across a case like that of Dr Davinderjit Bains. I am proud and pleased that we have brought an end to his years as a predatory sex offender."
He also thanked Wiltshire NHS and Wiltshire Council for its support during the investigation.
Bains was remanded in custody for sentencing at a later date.