Last May, Dr Davinder Jeet Bains, a family Doctor from Tinkers Lane Surgery in Wiltshire, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a number of female patients between 2009 & 2012. Following a recent successful appeal he is now set to serve a reduced sentence of just 10 years, a result which has left his victims bitterly disappointed.
Bains, who police have described as a ‘sexual predator’, used a secret camera hidden inside his watch to film himself sexually abusing his female victims. He pleaded guilty to 39 sexual offences last year and was also struck off the medical register when the independent Medical Practitioner decided that his fitness to practice had been impaired due to his convictions.
Bains’ appeal was accepted in June this year after Lord Thomas argued that despite there being “gross breach of trust” the original sentence imposed for 13 counts of assault by penetration would be reduced to just 8 years, as the penetration had been “minimal and brief” and there was “no violence”. The resentencing also involved a further 2 years being added for 2 offences of sexual activity with a child, meaning that Bains will now serve 10 years behind bars.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are currently representing a number of victims of Dr Bains and encourages anyone with information to contact us. Our specialist team of sexual Abuse Lawyers have considerable experience in dealing with abuse cases and would be happy to speak to anyone who has been affected. All communication will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
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Jessica Standley is a Personal Injury Solicitor specialising in abuse claims at Slater and Gordon in London.
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