Sexual assault allegations against a Consultant Gastroenterologist are dismissed
Simon Butler was instructed to represent the Consultant Gastroenterologist before the General Medical Council in Manchester. It was alleged that the doctor had groped, cupped and massaged patients’ genitals during colonoscopy procedures.
The patients asserted that they had been sexually assaulted during the clinical procedure. The allegations were reported to the hospital and the police.
The Fitness to Practise Panel heard expert evidence and live evidence from the complainants and clinical staff over a number of days.
At the conclusion of the evidence, the Fitness to Practise Panel held that they preferred the evidence presented by the doctor and dismissed all the allegations.
Simon Butler represented the doctor under the Direct Access Scheme.