Doctor's watch was spy camera

A family doctor used a a camera inside a watch during intimate examinations.

James Bond-style watch filmed female patients

Watch camera
The watch had a hidden camera Credit: Wilts Police

Dr Davinderjit Bains, 46, of Nylands Road, Swindon, has been jailed for 12 years after spying on female patients with a watch camera. He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of assault by penetration, 11 counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and 13 counts of voyeurism.

Detective Inspector Mark Garrett, head of Swindon CID said: "A large number of female patients, including teenage girls, put their trust in this man to treat them with the professionalism, care and discretion that we all expect of our family doctor.

"But he utterly betrayed that trust for his own sexual gratification and I hope that today’s sentence goes some way to helping his victims get some closure on what has happened.

"I would like to pay tribute to the teenage student lodger who came to us with her concerns about his behaviour when she stayed at his home. Without her coming forward we would have known nothing of Dr Bains’ shameful activities in the privacy of his consulting room at the Tinkers Lane Surgery.

"Female detectives viewed hundreds of video clips. The investigation team then had the task of identifying the victims and letting them know the horrible truth that the intimate examinations they had undergone had been secretly filmed by their doctor.

"He was using a camera hidden in his watch and many of those examinations were medically unnecessary."

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