Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Doctor Gousul Islam, 77, jailed for sex crimes

Gousul Islam
Image caption Gousul Islam sexually abused female patients

A 77-year-old doctor who sexually abused patients over three decades has been jailed for 11 years.

Gousul Islam, of Station Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, denied attacking patients, a jury at Sheffield Crown Court heard.

But he was convicted of offences on patients ranging from teenagers to women in their late 20s.

Victims had visited the doctor with minor ailments, but were then indecently assaulted.

After Gousul Islam was sentenced, Det Con Sharon Row said: "The sentence Islam has received reflects the seriousness of the offences he carried out against his female patients.

"He abused his position of trust and took advantage of these young women.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to the women, who have been brave enough to come forward and report the crimes that he committed against them, and for their patience and understanding in what has been a lengthy and complex investigation."

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