GP jailed for sexually assaulting a patient

|News, Sexual offences

A 64-year-old doctor has today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 15 months after he was found guilty at an earlier hearing of sexually assaulting a female patient.

Dr Rajeshkumar Mehta was employed as a locum by The Hill General Practice and Care Centre in Sparkhill.

The victim visited the defendant complaining of weakness to her left side and he again proceeded to touch her inappropriately and made comments to her of a sexual nature and then prescribed her some medication.

She then informed the practice of what had happened and Dr Mehta was reported to the police.

He was found guilty of one count of sexual assault.

Elizabeth Jack from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Dr Mehta abused his position of trust by assaulting his patient for his own sexual gratification.

“The victim had visited the surgery for help and instead he used this opportunity to abuse her.

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the victim for helping us to bring this dangerous sexual predator to justice.”

Notes to editors

  • Rajeshkumar Mehta (DOB: 26/01/1954) was found guilty of:
    • one count of sexual assault, contrary to section 3 of the sexual offences act 2003.
  • Elizabeth Jack is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit.

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