GP Andrew Johnson jailed for sexually abusing patients

11/07/2014

A GP who sexually abused patients over more than two decades is now serving a lengthy jail sentence.

Andrew Johnson, from Bawtry, South Yorkshire, was jailed for five years at Sheffield Crown Court in April for 15 historic sexual offences. The sentence was increased to nine years by the Appeal Court in June.

On 10 July, he was jailed for another 32 months after pleading guilty to seven further offences. Johnson was struck off by the General Medical Council before the police investigation began and is on the sex offenders' register for life.

Michael Quinn, Senior District Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "In an appalling and sustained breach of trust, this defendant sexually abused girls and women over many years. Instead of the professional medical care these girls and women had every right to expect, Johnson subjected them to sexual abuse. 

" I would like to pay tribute to the considerable bravery of the victims who have come forward; and hope that the result we have secured in this case will bring them some measure of comfort.

"This case serves as another example that delay between the offence and the complaint is not a bar to prosecution. Where the evidence and public interest is satisfied, we can still successfully prosecute these cases."