An Indian-origin doctor has been convicted of 25 counts of sexual assault after he exploited cancer fears of women to carry out invasive intimate examinations. Identified as Manish Shah, the general practitioner (GP) has been found guilty of sexually assaulting multiple women by a UK court on Tuesday. He has also been accused of assault by penetration on six women at the Old Bailey court in London.
The trial heard how Shah used a news story during a consultation with one patient about Hollywood star Angelina Jolie having a preventative mastectomy, before asking if she would like him to examine her breasts.
“He took advantage of his position to persuade women to have invasive vaginal examinations, breast examinations and rectal examinations when there was absolutely no medical need for them to be conducted,” prosecutor Kate Bex told the jury.
‘Fear is an incredible motivator and few health concerns are scarier than cancer. Dr Shah exploited that and used it for his own personal gratification,’ she said.