A hospital doctor’s career is in ruins after he admitted filming women patients secretly during medical examinations.
Dr Suhail Ahmed, aged 27, admitted filming at least eight different women, some of whom have not been identified, while he was working at Torbay Hospital last year.
Ahmed, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism and denied one similar offence when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.
All the charges allege that he recorded private acts without the consent of the women for his sexual gratification.
He denied two counts of sexual assault by touching, which are alleged to have been shown on the secretly filmed footage.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, adjourned the case for four weeks to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to consult with the two complainants before deciding whether to take these cases to trial.
The assault charges relate to putting his hand near the groin of one patient during an examination of her abdomen and adjusting the clothing of a second.
The charges of voyeurism which he admitted allege that he filmed six named complainants and two unnamed women on dates between March 26, 2012 and June 14, 2012.
He also admitted recording the private acts of unidentified women for his personal gratification between 2007 and June 22 last year.
Ahmed is currently suspended from practice and his defence counsel Mr David Martin told the judge his career as a doctor is over, regardless of the sentence.
He said:”He is a doctor. The most serious aspect of this case is the taking of photos of young ladies. What must be of concern to the young ladies is that they may have been distributed, but they were not.
“His career is ruined. The pleas he has entered today have ruined him.”
Ahmed was required to sign on the sex offender’s register before leaving the court building and is now on bail until the next hearing in September.