Islam by name is law by nature for this sex pest Muslim doctor
Married GP at village surgery accused of being ‘serial groper’ of women over 28 years
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 02:38, 8 November 2012 | UPDATED: 02:38, 8 November 2012
Accused: GP Gousul Islam arrives at Sheffield Crown Court facing charges of indecent assault
A doctor who was respected in his community has been accused groping some of his female patients over the last 28 years.
A court heard how Doncaster GP Gousol Islam is alleged to have fondled the breasts of eight women and girls, stroked their thighs, performed a sex act, touched them intimately and once even exposed himself in incidents dating back to 1970.
Prosecutor Michelle Colborne claimed that during intimate examinations patients were never offered a chaperone and also claimed that he ‘went beyond what was necessary’
She said at Sheffield Crown Court: ‘He invited them to undress in his presence and instructed them to lie exposed on his treatment couch without a blanket or paper towel to protect their modesty. He would then wash his hands in an obsessive manner post-examination.’
The allegations relate to intimate examinations of female patients at the Lyndhurst surgery in Stainforth, Doncaster where Dr Islam, now 70, worked until 2009.
Miss Colborne added: ‘He was well-liked and trusted by the local community and by his patients but with other naive female patients he abused that trust and exploited their naivety in situations where these women and girls, some very young, sought his advice for the most intimate matters,’ she said.
‘He treated them to sexual innuendo, over-bearing advice and in many instances sexual assault. He succeeded because as the GP in a close-knit community he was in a position of trust and status and power.’
Islam, of Doncaster, denies 19 offences of indecent assault and one offence of outraging public decency by exposing himself to a patient. The offences date from January 30, 1970 to May 31, 1998.
The doctor was suspended by the General Medical Council in September, 2010 after the allegations came to light.
A woman who was depressed after her marriage broke down was quizzed by the GP about what sort of sex she enjoyed before he performed a sex act with her.
On another consultation the GP became aroused as he examined the woman, now 29, and behaved inappropriately in the shocked woman’s presence before placing her hands on a private part of his body.
The prosecutor said: ‘He returned to his chair, told her to dress then gave her his telephone number and told her his wife was in India. She was in a state of emotional turmoil.’
She later sought relief for back pain only to find him intimately touching himself before her. ‘She told him to put it away,’ said Miss Colborne.
A 13-year-old girl sought Islam’s help after she had a cancer scare with a lump on her breast. She was cleared by a hospital but Islam played on her fears and told the teenager he ‘needed to keep an eye on her breasts.’
The prosecutor added: ‘He used the spectre of cancer to expose her breasts and later other intimate areas whenever she visited the surgery. This permitted him the opportunity to sexually assault her.’
He went on to lift up her bra and touch her and another time she was greeted with ‘you look as gorgeous as ever’ by the doctor before he lifted her top again.
Trial: Sheffield Crown Court heard how Gousol Islam is alleged to have fondled the breasts of eight women and girls, stroked their thighs, performed a sex act, touched them intimately and once even exposed himself in incidents dating back to 1970
When she was older she went in with menstrual problems and Islam told her ‘it was because she was a virgin and lack of sexual intercourse was causing her pain.’
Miss Colborne said the GP carried out internal examinations in connection with supposed smear tests every three or four months on the girl until she was 21. None of them were necessary.
The doctor described another 18-year-old patient as having ‘hefty’ thighs. Said Miss Colborne: ‘He asked her if she was still a virgin and suggested her boyfriend had been tearing his hair out given his lack of sex.’
On subsequent visits he stroked her upper thigh under her skirt and accused her of being frigid and quizzed her about sexual intercourse.
The GP had a particular interest in a 14-year-old girl, carrying out breast and internal examinations ‘even when her complaints were about unrelated body parts.’
He said he wanted to take the girl out to dinner and his wife ‘did not excite him sexually’ but the teenager managed to rebuff his advances which persisted for years.
He continued to regularly grope her breasts until she was 22 and even unsuccessfully tried to lure her upstairs in the surgery out-of-hours. He once put her hand on a private part of his body and he said she ‘excited him.’
Her elder sister had her breasts groped ‘for two or three minutes’ by Islam and a 29-year-old woman found him stroking and rubbing her clitoris without wearing him surgical gloves.
‘She lay back on the couch concocting a plan in case he removed any of his clothing,’ said the prosecutor.
A 29-year-old practice nurse said he tried it on with her saying ‘an affair could spice up his marriage.’
As he boasted about his conquests his hand slid up her thigh and he asked her to have sex with him which she refused.
The eighth complainant said he touched her intimately while examining her when she was pregnant.
When arrested by police, Islam consistently denied behaving in an inappropriate way with any of the women. He behaved with ‘professionalism and decorum’ at all times and said the women were mistaken or had something to gain by lying about him.
The trial continues.
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