Surgeon convicted of sexually assaulting colleagues at hospital

08/06/2017

A leading heart surgeon has been sentenced to a six month suspended prison sentence after sexually assaulting women colleagues at his hospital trust.

Mohamed Amrani, 54, was handed the sentence, suspended for 12 months, at the Central Criminal Court today [8 June].

He was found guilty after a trial in April of sexually assaulting a colleague on two separate occasions at Harefield Hospital in Hillingdon between 2003 and 2004, and sexually assaulting another colleague at the Cromwell private hospital in Kensington in 2014.

London CPS reviewing lawyer Caroline Hughes said: "Mohamed Amrani abused his authority as a leading consultant to sexually assault his fellow colleagues. His actions had a profound impact on his victims.

"He believed no-one would dare to complain and when they did, he accused them of fabricating their accounts.

"The courage of these women to come forward and give evidence against Amrani, helped in part by recorded police videos of one of the victimís testimony which was shown in court, has led to these convictions."

Notes:

Mohamed Amrani [02/04/1963] was handed a four month suspended prison sentence and another four month suspended prison sentence to be served concurrently for the two counts of indecent assault against one woman, and a two months suspended prison sentence for the one count of sexual assault against another woman.