For 34 years, a family doctor in Scotland sexually abused his patients. He was now 72 years old in the court – the judge was surprised by the crimes.
A retired general practitioner in Great Britain has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing nearly 50 patients over several decades. A Glasgow court on Wednesday sentenced the 72-year-old to a total of 54 cases. Judge Ian Armstrong said, “You have committed these crimes against your patients for 34 years in a row.” “You have undermined the trust in medicine by destroying the trust of these women.”
Four victims under the age of 16
The 47 victims also included four girls who were under the age of 16 at the time of the crime. The crimes occurred between 1984 and 2018 mainly at the man’s practice in the North Lanarkshire area of Glasgow, but also at a police station and emergency room.
The doctor kissed and hugged the women, touched their breasts and made inappropriate remarks. The man initially denied the allegations. At the end of the trial, his defense attorney, Janice Green, insisted that his client had shown “extreme regret” and acknowledged that imprisonment was inevitable.
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