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Doctor in Germany sent to prison for raping and sexually assaulting patients and coworkers

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5634 (Published 18 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5634
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. Hamburg

A leading vascular surgeon in Germany who heavily sedated patients and coworkers whom he then raped, sexually assaulted, and photographed was today sentenced to seven years and nine months in prison and banned from practising medicine for five years.

The surgeon, a former chief doctor at Bamberg Hospital in northern Bavaria, has maintained his innocence since his arrest in 2014. He said that medical examinations and photographs were for research. The prosecutor had asked for a sentence of …

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