Junior Doctor Jailed

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Dr Raza Laskar Found Guilty of Grooming and Sexually Abusing Children

A junior doctor from Greater Manchester has been sentenced to seven years behind bars after being found guilty of sexually abusing a child and grooming and abusing a number of other children over the internet.

Dr Raza Laskar, a 32-year-old man who worked in paediatrics, was arrested as part of a police operation investigating men who accessed and circulated online images of abuse.

The doctor, from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, was caught with 1.2m images of abuse in his possession.

Police searched his home following an incident in which 1,605 files believed to contain indecent images of children were posted online within a few weeks from an IP address at his home.

Through the search, officers discovered hundreds of chat logs and videos of Raza participating in sexual acts with a child in a hotel room he had booked.

Det Sgt Guy Laycock of Greater Manchester Police said: “Laskar was a paediatric doctor who spent his working day with children. He has an affinity with them and knows how to engage and communicate with them.

“A significantly aggravating factor is that he used this knowledge to incite and groom his victims, all of whom were very young, vulnerable boys.”

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