GP Davinder Jeet Bains jailed for 12 years for sex abuse

A family doctor who used a secret camera inside his wristwatch to record himself abusing female patients at his surgery has been jailed for 12 years. Davinder Jeet Bains previously admitted 39 sex offences at Swindon Crown Court. The 45-year-old, who worked as a GP at a medical practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, filmed the attacks using a spy watch. Detectives investigating likened the watch to something out of a James Bond movie. Passing sentence, Judge Douglas Field told Bains he had breached the trust patients put in their doctor "in the most grievous way". "You are a disgrace to the medical profession," he added. The court heard that a large number of the victims, when questioned by police, felt "violated" or "molested" by Bains' actions. Two of his patients had also complained about his behaviour before he was arrested. Defending, Rex Tedd said Bains wanted to express "regret" at his actions. "It was confined to a period in his life when his marriage collapses because of his sexual inadequacy and he was self medicating inappropriately," he said. Dr Liz Mears, from the NHS, said there would be an independent report and "the findings will be made public in due course". The doctor's activities were uncovered after a complaint from a woman who thought she had been filmed. Police raided the Tinkers Lane Surgery where they found the wristwatch. They later found more than 360 video clips.

The court heard he committed offences against 27 women - aged from 14 to 51 - between July 2010 and May 2012. At an earlier hearing in March, Bains of Nyland Road, Swindon, admitted 13 charges of assault by penetration, 13 charges of voyeurism, 11 charges of sexual assault and two charges of sexual activity with a child. He also asked for a further 65 offences - 10 of sexual assault by penetration, eight of sexual assault and 47 of voyeurism - to be taken into account. Three charges of sexual assault and a single count of administering a noxious drug with intent to commit a sexual offence will lie on file. Bains has been added to the sex offenders register for an indefinite period and has been banned from owning any equipment that can record digital video or entering Royal Wootton Bassett. Bains qualified as a doctor from Mangalore University in 1993 and became a GP in 2007. He previously worked at the Great Western Hospital and Queen lexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. He is currently suspended from practising by the General Medical Council. If you have an interest or were affected by this article please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.

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