Doctor jailed for sexually molesting patients
10 May 2012, 11:28
Published: 10 May 2012 11:28 GMT+02:00
The doctor, 41, was sentenced to two years in prison by Eskilstuna district court in central Sweden, after having reportedly touched women’s genitals and breasts inappropriately during examinations.
He also allegedly raped one woman, according to the Expressen newspaper.
The 41-year-old was arrested in January and held in custody for a month. It was during the subsequent investigation when more people came forward and reported the doctor for inappropriate touching during examinations.
The incidents occurred between 2008 and 2010 in four separate medical clinics around Sweden.
It is also alleged that the doctor forced some of the women to touch his own genitals and in several of the cases the victims have been disabled or elderly, according to Expressen.
Two of the women had been molested six times each before they sought justice.
The doctor denied all crimes, and stated in court that any touching of the women was accidental.
On Wednesday, the man was sentenced to two years in prison for sexual molestation and sentenced to pay the women damages, which range from 5,000 to 55,000 kronor ($720-$7,930).
His license to practice medicine has been revoked.
“The woman that I’ve spoken with felt that she has been vindicated in the court’s decision. I suppose the other women will feel similarly as time passes,” said Lucie H Skantz, one of the women’s lawyers, to Expressen.