Devon

Torbay Hospital doctor Suhail Ahmed touched and filmed patients

  • 3 September 2013
  • From the section Devon

A junior doctor who sexually assaulted and secretly took photographs of women patients has been told he will "almost inevitably" be jailed.

Suhail Ahmed, 27, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism and two counts of sexual assault by touching.

The doctor from Torbay Hospital was suspended by the General Medical Council last July.

Ahmed will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court in October.

The court was told Ahmed sexually assaulted the women while moving their clothing so his hidden mobile phone camera could get a better view of their naked bodies.

The offences took place between March and June last year.

'Ruined career'

Ordering Ahmed to surrender his passport and sign the sex offenders register, Recorder Mr Robert Linford released him on bail pending pre-sentence reports.

"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," the judge told Ahmed.

At an earlier hearing, David Martin, defending, said the photographs taken by Ahmed had not been distributed or shown to anyone.

However, the barrister said his client's career had been ended by his actions.

"His career is ruined - the pleas he has entered have ruined him," he said.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites