Canadian doctor George Doodnaught, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting 21 patients under his care while they were under sedation.
The victims, aged 25 to 74, testified in court that they were conscious when Dood kissed, fondled and assaulted them, but they were unable to move, according to the BBC. All but one of the attacks occurred at North York General Hospital in Toronto.
The assaults mainly took place between 2006 and 2010, and were mostly concealed from other hospital staff only by a surgical drape.
During the trial, the Doodnaught’s attorney argued that none of it happened, and it was the sedatives had made the victims dream they had been sexually assaulted.
Hwever, Superior Court Justice David McCombs said that the doctor’s “reprehensible conduct must be condemned in the strongest terms.”
Many of Doodnaught’s victims were in court during his sentencing and wept, according to several media reports.
Doodnaught an employee at the hospital where the attacks occurred for more than two decades. When he was arrested in 2010, hospital chief of staff Dr. David White said it was possible for an anaesthesiologist be alone with a patient.
Doodnaught’s attorney has said he plans to appeal against his conviction, which was delivered in November.
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Post time: Jun-19-2017