Sex crimes doctor gets hospital job

A doctor with a string of convictions for sexual offences has been given a job at Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Hospital.

The medic, who is middle aged, received a two month jail sentence last year for sexual molestation of three young men. The case is now up for appeal in Stockholm.

The appeal court has said that the appeal could be delayed because the doctor has said he is in the United States until May. In reality, however, he is in Gothenburg, where he is working at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s psychiatric clinic, Göteborgs-Posten writes.

The doctor has previous convictions for sex offences. In 2001, the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm sentences him to 16 months imprisonment for raping a young girl and sexual molestation of young men. He has also been convicted of drugs offences, fraud and theft.

After the 2001 rulings he was blacklisted by Norwegian medical authorities, but he has still been able to practice in Sweden.

According to Göteborgs-Posten, human resources managers at the Sahlgrenska Hospital were unaware of the medic’s criminal record. Bosses at the Gothenburg medical centre in which he worked last spring also knew nothing of the man’s convictions.

Both the hospital and the medical centre say they have received no complaints about the doctor’s work.