GP sexually assaulted Patient with Terminal Cancer

A GP sexually assaulted “vulnerable” patients, including a woman with terminal cancer, at a surgery in Hampshire.

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"this man desecrated her final months."

A GP has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting “vulnerable” patients, including a woman with terminal cancer.

Mohan Babu kissed, groped and exposed himself to women without their consent while they were receiving medical treatment during routine appointments.

The sexual assaults took place between September 2019 and July 2021 when Babu was working at a surgery in Havant, Hampshire.

The three victims did not know each other and reported the GP’s behaviour separately.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard Babu exposed himself to the first woman and “told her she had to touch it because he was helping her”.

He also put his hand down her skirt.

Babu asked another victim to take her bra off under the pretext of examining for moles.

As he touched her breast, Babu told her they were “cute”, kissed her and also told her “I’m not having a bad day”.

One victim was a woman with terminal cancer. She died before Babu was convicted.

But the CPS successfully applied for her evidence to be presented to the jury alongside the other victims.

The woman’s brother said in a victim impact statement:

“My beloved sister deserved the dignity of her final months, this man desecrated her final months.”

The second victim told the court:

“This has affected my mental health and I was targeted when I was vulnerable.

“It has essentially ruined my life and I am still trying to get back on track. I am still struggling to come to terms with what happened because I was in denial.”

The third victim said: “I feel the healthcare system failed to safeguard me, having learned about the other complainants I feel he should never have got to me in the first place.”

She said her long-term relationship had broken down since the abuse and added:

“I was at the happiest time of my life before I met Babu but all that changed and I went on a dark downward decline.”

Babu, who has been diagnosed with autism, was convicted of four counts of sexual assault against the three women. He was cleared of three charges of sexual assault against two other women.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore KC said: “This wasn’t simply a doctor abusing the trust of his patients but includes one patient he knew at the time was dying.

“We say he specifically targeted someone who was significantly vulnerable, they were all ladies suffering emotionally as well as physically in one form or another.”

She said Babu had shown a “wholesale lack of remorse”, adding:

“There is a whole lot of victim-blaming going on, there is no remorse or acceptance of the jury’s verdict.”

Judge James Newton-Price said Babu carried out his crimes for “sexual gratification”, saying:

“I regard you as an intelligent man who could think logically and was capable of making choices regardless of your autism.

“I do not consider your autism caused or contributed to your offending. You chose victims that were vulnerable and less likely to complain.”

Babu was jailed for three-and-a-half years. He is also subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and has been placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Sophie Stevens, deputy chief crown prosecutor for CPS Wessex, said:

“Mohan Babu abused his position of trust as a GP to carry out vile assaults which left patients feeling violated…

“Their voices, all heard in unison, painted a clear picture of offending and convinced the jury Babu was guilty of these assaults.”

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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