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Manish Shah labored as a family planning specialist

A GP who cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil apprehension in his sufferers about their health has been learned guilty of sexually assaulting 23 girls.

Manish Shah preyed on most cancers concerns to pause invasive intimate examinations for his beget sexual gratification, the Historical Bailey heard.

He convinced his victims to beget pointless checks between Could presumably well furthermore 2009 and June 2013.

He used to be convicted of 25 counts of sexual assault and assault by penetration.

Jurors acquitted 50-year-dilapidated Shah, of Romford, of 5 varied charges.

They beget been told afterwards he had already been learned guilty of an identical allegations touching on to 17 varied girls, bringing the total different of victims to 23.

He’s going to be sentenced for your total offences on 7 February. The BBC’s health editor Hugh Pym stated it used to be one amongst the excellent cases of its kind inviting one physician.

Hollywood ‚Took advantage‘

The trial heard Shah mentioned a data myth to 1 affected person about Hollywood star Jolie having a preventative mastectomy, prior to asking if she would in point of fact like him to observe her breasts.

In one other occasion inviting a obvious complainant, he mentioned TV persona Goody – who died of cervical most cancers – and told an examination used to be in her easiest interests, it used to be claimed.

Prosecutor Kate Bex QC told the trial: „He took advantage of his location to persuade girls to beget invasive vaginal examinations, breast examinations and rectal examinations when there used to be fully no clinical need for them to be conducted.“

One amongst Shah’s sufferers told the BBC how she became one amongst the GP’s victims.

„He would issue you will need to beget these sexual health tests, to be obvious that you must presumably presumably be protected – you never know if anyone goes with anyone else even while you happen to could per chance presumably desire a stable accomplice,“ she stated.

„He used to be true encouraging the tests along after I did not specialize in anything of it, I belief if a physician suggests it you elegant important affiliate with it.

„He true duped so many participants. He aged our weaknesses and fears and took total advantage. However not one time did I in point of fact specialize in he used to be doing anything untoward.“

The NHS in London stated it „extended sympathies“ to the victims and added: „As soon because the allegations came to gentle, swift action used to be taken and we beget supported the police for the interval of their investigation.“

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