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Dr Davinderjit Bains, 46, worked as a GP in Wootton Bassett, WiltshireHe performed ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’ inspections on hundreds of women
Police discovered 361 video clips of patients filmed on the watchNearly 3,000 potential victims contacted by officers during investigationBains is serving 12 year prison term after admitting sexual assault and voyeurism chargesMedical Practitioners Tribunal Service strikes Bains off
A family doctor has been struck off for secretly filming the intimate examination of hundreds of women patients using a camera hidden in his wristwatch.
Dr Davinderjit Bains, 46, recorded hours of footage with the £60 spy device as he carried out ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’ inspections, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service was told.
The abuse continued for two years until his 19-year-old lodger told police he had filmed her showering and assaulted her.
When Bains was arrested at his surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, officers discovered 361 video clips filmed on the watch – some as long as 45 minutes.
Around 3,000 potential victims were contacted but the exact number is thought to be ‘close to 300’ – aged between 14 and 51.
A Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service banned Bains from practicing.
The tribunal in Manchester was told that his conviction earlier this year means that his fitness to practice is impaired, and he should be struck off.
In March, Bains appeared at Swindon Crown Court where he admitted 39 counts of sexual assault and voyeurism and asked for a further 65 offences to be taken into consideration.
He is serving a 12 year prison sentence and is not represented at the hearing.
The doctor was described as a ‘sexual predator’.
He used an analogue timepiece – a 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR – has simple on and off buttons to record and can be bought online for less than £60.
Hidden in the number six was a tiny high-definition camera, which he used to record examinations between 2010 and 2012 that police said were ‘for his own gratification’ and ‘could not be justified as an examination’.
Detectives tracked down the victims by matching their faces on the film with patient records.
The GP, who is separated from his wife, was suspended by the General Medical Council following his arrest last year.
Opening the MPTS hearing Ben Fitzgerald for the General Medical Council said: ‘Dr Bains faces the allegation that his fitness to practise is impaired.
‘He was convicted of a large number of sexual offences and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.
Summarising, there were 13 counts of sexual assault on a female by penetration, 11 sexual assaults on a female, two counts of sexual activity with a female under 16, and 13 counts of voyeurism.
‘Dr Bains, whilst being employed as a GP in Royal Wootten Bassett, used his position of trust and responsibility of those in his care to carry out a campaign of sexual assault and voyeurism between 2009 and 2012 on 29 different victims, all but one was his patient.
‘His conduct came to light in June 2012 as a result of sexual abuse of Miss A, a lodger.
‘He covertly videoed her on a number of occasions.
‘She reported it to the police and as a result of the investigation unearthed evidence of a large number of sexual assaults and other victims. The police found videos on his computer taken by him which showed him performing intimate examinations between 2009 and 2012.
‘The videos had been recorded using a specially constructed watch that he was using to record for his own sexual gratification.’
He said the doctor had been of previous good character. He qualified in India in 1993 and came to the UK in 2003.
He worked as a GP from 2007 and had been working at the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Wootten Bassett for four years at the time when he was exposed by Miss A.
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