A GP has admitted using a video camera concealed in his watch to film female patients during examinations.
Dr Davinderjit Bains took 361 video clips of women over a three-year period at the Tinkers Lane practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
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 today he stands exposed as someone who has utterly betrayed that trust for his own sexual gratification. This has been a detailed and sensitive investigation by Wiltshire Police.
Two of my female detectives viewed hundreds of video clips. They 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, using a camera hidden in his watch and that many of those examinations were medically unnecessary.
– Detective Inspector Mark Garrett, head of Swindon CID
Now, as Dr Bains awaits what I hope will be a substantial prison sentence, 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.
A family doctor has admitted filming female patients with a camera hidden in his watch. Dr Davinderjit Bains made hundreds of secret recordings of examinations at his surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett.
Today he admitted 104 sexual offences most of which happened at the surgery where he worked. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has the story.
A GP has admitted using a video camera concealed in his watch to film female patients during examinations.Dr Davinderjit Bains took 361 video clips of women over a three-year period at the Tinkers Lane practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to sexual assault and voyeurism charges at Swindon Crown Court.He filmed women aged between 14 and 51. Wiltshire Police caught Dr Bains after a lodger at his Swindon home complained to them.
She became suspicious when he warned her not to touch a watch he left on his bathroom shelf while she was in the shower.
When officers arrested him at the surgery, they seized the watch and found another. On this second watch detectives found the videoclips of patients.
Officers then used Dr Bains' notes and medical records to find who these victims were. Officers also set up a patient hotline to encourage women to come forward.
Dr Bains qualified as a doctor from Mangalore University in India in 1993. He moved to the UK from Malaysia a decade ago and had been at Tinkers Lane for four years.The GMC has suspended him from practising as a doctor.