Former GP Manish Shah has been handed a further two life sentences for abusing his position to sexually assault female patients by performing invasive exams on their breasts and private parts.
He was convicted of 25 sexual assaults on four women at his GP surgery between 2009 and 2013.
During this period, Shah convinced women to have invasive examinations despite there being no medical requirements for them.
He claimed that they would need extra examinations to explore if there was anything more serious than the minor conditions they had initially reported.
Each victim said Shah appeared caring and trusting at first
None of these examinations had been requested by his patients and he had used high-profile cases of celebrities such as Jade Goody and Angelina Jolie to persuade his victims to agree to the examinations.
Shah was already serving three life sentences with a minimum term of 15 years for 90 offences.
He is now convicted of 115 offences of sexual assault and assault by penetration against 28 women aged between 15 and 34.
Prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones said Shah “manipulated and abused” women. He had exploited their fears of cancer and specific diseases in order to perform unnecessary invasive vaginal examinations and breast examinations for his own sexual gratification.
Giving evidence during the trial, some of his victims said he would call them names such as “special girl” and “star”, and that he had told one teenager that she should be a model.
Another teenager was told she had to have a vaginal examination after a conversation about the risks of cervical cancer and the importance of early examinations.
One victim, who was aged 17 to 18 at the time, had been groomed by Shah for sexual purposes and he had assaulted her each time she attended the surgery.
The GP “told her he missed her, was protective of her and wanted to check her breasts and vagina every time he saw her”.
Ms Karmy-Jones KC said: “He selected young and vulnerable women, he gained their trust by saying he cared about them and that he would carry out tests other doctors wouldn’t do.”
Shah also misrepresented his medical training in America and sought to ensure “doctor dependency” with regular appointments.
Other GPs in his practice had repeatedly expressed concerns about his examinations and a receptionist had noticed that Shah had not been using a chaperone that should have been offered to patients.