A senior doctor has been jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting a number of patients to satisfy his desires.
Jaswant Rathore, 60 from Wolverhampton who was primary care lead for the Dudley clinical commissioning group was convicted of 10 charges of sexual assault from 2018 to 2015.
Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge Michael Challinor said: ‘Many witnesses in the trial spoke highly of your professionalism, diligence, expertise and amiability. ‘These qualities made you for many of your patients, the ‘go-to’ doctor in the area. ‘You used your standing within the community as a cloak behind which you could carry out sexual assaults on your patients for your personal gratification.
The judge said his offending was a shocking breach of trust. He added: ‘You deliberately avoided offering chaperones, giving little or no explanation for what you were doing, and failed to make adequate notes in order to hide your offending.
Rathore, targeted women who had complained of back pain and hay fever. During the seven-week trial, the court was told that the married father-of-five conducted unnecessary massages that he claimed were ‘treatment’.
West Midlands Police said he used his influence as a GP to persuade his victims to undergo ‘manual manipulation therapies’, enabling him to assault them for his own gratification during one-to-one consultations.