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Doctor found guilty of assault

PUBLISHED: 15:45 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 July 2010

A FORMER doctor at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage patient.

Rashid Sandhu, 30, who now lives in Kent, pleaded guilty at the start of the trial to the offences of making indecent photos but pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

A FORMER doctor at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage patient.

Rashid Sandhu, 30, who now lives in Kent, pleaded guilty at the start of the trial to the offences of making indecent photos but pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

After an eight-day trial a jury at Norwich Crown Court returned a verdict of guilty today . Sandhu was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Friday, May 23.

Sandhu was immediately suspended from duties at the hospital as soon as the investigation into the allegations began in early June last year.

Investigating officers have been working closely with senior managers at the James Paget and received total co-operation throughout the enquiry.

Investigating officer Det Insp Matt Sharman from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “As with all cases where children are the victims of abuse my thoughts are with the girl involved.

“She and her family have behaved with real maturity throughout the investigation and it is my sincere hope that she can now put the matter behind her.

“Dr Sandhu was working in a position of ultimate trust and he betrayed that trust. His actions may have lasting effects for which it is only right that he should be punished.”

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