Gudrun Young Successfully Defends GP Charged with 7 Counts of Sexual Assault
Gudrun Young successfully defended Dr K, a trainee GP charged with one count of assault by penetration and six counts of sexual assault. He was alleged to have assaulted four different women over a nine week period whilst working in his final year of GP training at a Surgery in Essex. All of the allegations related to what the Crown said were “unnecessary” examinations performed in the course of patient consultations. Some of the counts related to examinations of an intimate nature. Dr K always denied any sexual intent and maintained that there was a legitimate medical basis for his actions. He attributed any irregularities in the course of consultations to mistake and inexperience.
His trial at Basildon Crown Court lasted three weeks during which evidence was heard from several doctors at the Surgery and a GP expert instructed on behalf of the defence.
He was unanimously acquitted of all counts by the jury.
Dr K remains suspended from practice pending an investigation by the General Medical Council.