'Arrogant' GP, 60, who 'used his standing in the community as a cloak' to sexually abuse four female patients during intimate 'massages' to satisfy his 'illicit desires' is jailed for 12 years

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An 'breathtakingly arrogant' GP who 'used his standing in the community as a cloak' to sexually abuse four female patients during intimate 'massages' has been jailed for 12 years.

Jaswant Rathore, 60, groped his victims after they sought treatment for bad backs and other injuries, by persuading them to take part in 'manual manipulation therapy'.

Sex - Offences - Wolverhampton - Crown - Court

He was convicted of 10 sex offences at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial that heard how he fondled his victims' breasts and 'massaged their buttocks'.

The 'well-respected' GP, who was the primary care lead for Dudley's clinical commissioning group (CCG), committed his crimes between late 2008 and the summer of 2015.

Charges - Assault - Women - Victims - Court

He was cleared of eight other charges of sexual assault against four other women. One of his victims told the court how he inserted his fingers into her bottom during an examination on September 29, 2012.

He assaulted the same woman on June 25 that year when he massaged her buttocks, and stroked the side of the breasts of another victim.

Wall - Heath - Kingswinford - Dudley - West

Rathore, of Wall Heath, Kingswinford, near Dudley, West Midlands, also put his fingers inside the bottom of another patient on September 19, 2013, the court heard.

In 2014 he again touched the same woman's buttocks during an examination at Castle Meadows Surgery in Dudley.

Jury - Hours - Minutes - Rathore - Charges

The jury took six hours and nine minutes to find Rathore guilty of eight charges of sexual assault and two counts of assault by penetration.

Rathore clenched his fist and gestured to his family from the dock as he was jailed today.

Judge - Michael - Challinor - 'Many - Witnesses

Judge Michael Challinor said: 'Many witnesses in the trial spoke highly of your professionalism, diligence, expertise and amiability.

'These qualities made you the 'go-to' doctor in the area.

'You - Community - Cloak - Assaults - Patients

'You used your standing within the community as a cloak behind which you could carry out sexual assaults on your patients for your...
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