Sunday 25 February 2018

Family doctor used camera inside watch to film sex assaults on female patients

Rod Minchin

A family doctor who used a secret camera inside his James Bond-style wristwatch to record himself abusing female patients was jailed for 12 years today after admitting a string of sex charges.

Dr Davinder Jeet Bains, 46, used his position as a GP at a medical practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, near Swindon, Wiltshire, to assault more than two dozen women, Swindon Crown Court heard.


Bains filmed the attacks on his Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR, which has been likened to something out of a 007 film.


It has a built-in camera on the face - with simple on and off buttons to record - and can be bought on the internet for less than £60.

Hi-tech wristwatch used by Dr Davinderjit Bains.
Hi-tech wristwatch used by Dr Davinderjit Bains.


Detectives branded Bains a "sexual predator" and said he had covertly filmed more than 100 women.


Bains admitted a total of 39 charges: 13 of assault by penetration, 13 of voyeurism, 11 of sexual assault and two of sexual activity with a child.


He also asked for a further 65 offences - 10 of sexual assault by penetration, eight of sexual assault and 47 of voyeurism - to be taken into account when Judge Douglas Field passed sentence.


His not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault and a single count of administering a noxious drug with intent to commit a sexual offence were accepted by the Crown and will lie on file.


Bains, of Nyland Road, Swindon, committed offences against 27 women - aged from 14 to 51 - between July 2010 and May 2012.


The police investigation began in June last year when a 19-year-old woman told officers she thought Bains filmed her as she showered and said she had been sexually assaulted by him in Swindon.


When detectives arrested Bains at the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, they discovered his hi-tech wristwatch with spy camera.


They later recovered 361 high-quality video clips from Bains's watch and home computer.

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