Rathore had denied the allegations and insisted he had always acted professionally and, in each case, the touching during "manipulative therapy" had been medically appropriate. The general practitioner GP was convicted of eight charges of sexual assault and two counts of assault by penetration against four women aged in their 20s and 30s following a seven-week trial. Download The Times of India news app for your device. The court was told that the GP had conducted his assaults on patients who had gone to his surgery with regular complaints such as pain in their stomach or back. An India-born doctor was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women patients at his UK surgery between and He was cleared of a further eight allegations relating to four other patients. The judge recounted that many witnesses had spoken highly of his "professionalism, diligence, expertise and amiability" but his personal and professional life had been turned into a "complete shipwreck" due to the "planned and sustained" assaults. Jaswant Rathore was found guilty of conducting unnecessary massages on the patients at his Castle Meadows Surgery in Dudley, in the West Midlands region of England. Some of your behaviour demonstrated a breath-taking degree of arrogance - you no doubt hoping your standing in the medical community would enable you to talk your way out of any difficulty," he said. Read more NRI news in English and other languages. The year-old, who had moved to Britain with his family at the age of three, was also placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely and made the subject of a year sexual harm prevention order at the end of the hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court. PTI Jan 18, , This was somebody who was a trusted GP, respected in the community. Indian-origin doctor jailed for sex assault on patients in UK Indian-origin doctor jailed for sex assault on patients in UK An India-born doctor was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women patients at his UK surgery between and We go to our doctor when we're at our most vulnerable and he has abused that trust by carrying out those offences.