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Dr Suhail Ahmed, from Cardiff, filmed eight women while carrying out medical examinations at Torbay Hospital in Devon.

A hospital doctor from Cardiff who secretly filmed young woman patients has been warned he faces jail for a gross breach of trust.

Dr Suhail Ahmed sexually assaulted the women while moving their clothing so his hidden camera could get a better view of their naked bodies, Exeter Crown Court was told.

Ahmed, aged 27, was a junior doctor at Torbay Hospital in Devon when he filmed eight women while he was carrying out medical examinations.

He touched the abdomens of two of the victims as he moved clothing or hospital gowns to expose their genitals or breasts.

Ahmed, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism when he first appeared at Exeter Crown Court last month.

He admitted a further two counts of sexual assault by touching when he returned to the same court today.

The charges of voyeurism which he admitted allege that he filmed six named complainants and two unnamed women on dates between March 26, 2012 and June 14, 2012.

Recorder Mr Robert Linford adjourned sentence until next month, ordered a probation report, and released him on condition he surrender his passport and does not apply for travel documents.

He ordered him to sign on the sex offender’s register immediately.

He told him:”The fact that I am ordering a pre-sentence report is not to be taken by you and an indication of the sentence you will receive.

“The offences to which you have pleaded guilty are in my view a most gross breach of trust and are almost inevitably going to be met by an immediate prison sentence.”

Mr David Bowen, prosecuting, said the two counts of sexual touching arose from moving clothing while taking secret photos.

He said:”The defendant is a doctor and ten of the 11 voyeurism counts relate to female patients in his care. The two sexual assaults relate in one case arranging clothing to expose the body to be photographed. The other relates to touching the abdomen but not the genitals.

“One count relates to touching the belly but not the breasts or genitals. The other relates to physically moving a hospital gown upwards to expose the victim’s breasts and genitals prior to taking photographs.”

Ahmed is currently suspended from practice and Mr David Martin, defending, told an earlier hearing that the offences had ended Ahmed’s career.

He said:”He is a doctor. The most serious aspect of this case is the taking of photos of young ladies. What must be of concern to the young ladies is that they may have been distributed, but they were not.

“His career is ruined. The pleas he has entered today have ruined him.”

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